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Tool Information: HEA 3 (Health Education Authority in Oxford)

Macronutrient, Micronutrient, Food Groups Usual; Retrospective Day/Week Food Frequency Questionnaire No


This tool is a semi-quantitative paper based food frequency questionnaire, comprising different food types (categories). The tool was was intended to measure the dietary intake of adults and the elderly over a day.Administration of the tool takes approximately 10 minutes and has been validated once in 1998.

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Dr Little

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Special Considerations

HEA3 was similar to HEA2, but separates portion sizes and food frequency. An update to the food composition table is required.

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Software Required

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Training Required

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Instructions on use

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Data Analysis

Instructions on how the dietary data was analysed can be found in the publications.

Author Year Comparator Lifestage Sex Number of Nutrients Validated Mean Difference Variance Measured info Correlation Coefficients Percentage Agreement Limits of Agreement Special Considerations Action
Little 1999 Weighed Food Diary Adults, Elderly Both 2 Patients in a primary care setting