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Meal distribution, relative validity and reproducibility of a meal-based food frequency questionnaire in Taiwan.
Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007; 16(4):766-76.AP

Abstract

Food frequency questionnaire is an important assessment tool for public health nutrition research. We describe the development history and conducted the validity and reproducibility studies for a meal-based Chinese food frequency questionnaire (Chinese FFQ) by five meal sequences. A total of 51 subjects were recruited to collect dietary information twice (6 months apart) with one 24-hr recall, 7-day food records and the Chinese FFQ. Combining data from both time sets, Chinese FFQ showed strong correlations of macro and micronutrients with 7-day records (n = 60, r = 0.29-0.50, p < 0.05), but not with 24-hr recalls (n = 60, r = 0.01-0.23, p > 0.05). The reproducibility of this Chinese FFQ (n = 22) was consistently high for most nutrients, with Spearman correction coefficients between 0.42 for vitamin A to 0.79 for vitamin B12. From a larger sample of 231 subjects who completed the Chinese FFQ and one 24-hr recall, we found the energy distributions of breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon and evening snacks combined from Chinese FFQ were 20%, 37%, 37% and 6%, and from 24-hour recalls were 19%, 36%, 44% and 1%, respectively. These results showed acceptable reproducibility and relative validity of this meal-based Chinese FFQ.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Human Development and Family Studies, National Taiwan Normal University, #162 Sec.1, Hoping E. Road, Taipei, Taiwan 10610. t10010@ntnu.edu.tw.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Validation Study

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18042540

Citation

Lyu, Li-Ching, et al. "Meal Distribution, Relative Validity and Reproducibility of a Meal-based Food Frequency Questionnaire in Taiwan." Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 16, no. 4, 2007, pp. 766-76.
Lyu LC, Lin CF, Chang FH, et al. Meal distribution, relative validity and reproducibility of a meal-based food frequency questionnaire in Taiwan. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16(4):766-76.
Lyu, L. C., Lin, C. F., Chang, F. H., Chen, H. F., Lo, C. C., & Ho, H. F. (2007). Meal distribution, relative validity and reproducibility of a meal-based food frequency questionnaire in Taiwan. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 16(4), 766-76.
Lyu LC, et al. Meal Distribution, Relative Validity and Reproducibility of a Meal-based Food Frequency Questionnaire in Taiwan. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16(4):766-76. PubMed PMID: 18042540.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Meal distribution, relative validity and reproducibility of a meal-based food frequency questionnaire in Taiwan. AU - Lyu,Li-Ching, AU - Lin,Chi-Fen, AU - Chang,Fang-Hsin, AU - Chen,Heng-Fei, AU - Lo,Chiao-Chen, AU - Ho,Hong-Fa, PY - 2007/11/29/pubmed PY - 2008/2/5/medline PY - 2007/11/29/entrez SP - 766 EP - 76 JF - Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition JO - Asia Pac J Clin Nutr VL - 16 IS - 4 N2 - Food frequency questionnaire is an important assessment tool for public health nutrition research. We describe the development history and conducted the validity and reproducibility studies for a meal-based Chinese food frequency questionnaire (Chinese FFQ) by five meal sequences. A total of 51 subjects were recruited to collect dietary information twice (6 months apart) with one 24-hr recall, 7-day food records and the Chinese FFQ. Combining data from both time sets, Chinese FFQ showed strong correlations of macro and micronutrients with 7-day records (n = 60, r = 0.29-0.50, p < 0.05), but not with 24-hr recalls (n = 60, r = 0.01-0.23, p > 0.05). The reproducibility of this Chinese FFQ (n = 22) was consistently high for most nutrients, with Spearman correction coefficients between 0.42 for vitamin A to 0.79 for vitamin B12. From a larger sample of 231 subjects who completed the Chinese FFQ and one 24-hr recall, we found the energy distributions of breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon and evening snacks combined from Chinese FFQ were 20%, 37%, 37% and 6%, and from 24-hour recalls were 19%, 36%, 44% and 1%, respectively. These results showed acceptable reproducibility and relative validity of this meal-based Chinese FFQ. SN - 0964-7058 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18042540/Meal_distribution_relative_validity_and_reproducibility_of_a_meal_based_food_frequency_questionnaire_in_Taiwan_ L2 - http://apjcn.nhri.org.tw/server/APJCN/16/4/766.pdf DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -