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Tool Information: Dietary Targets Monitor (DTM)

Food Groups Retrospective; Usual Day/Week/Month Food Frequency Questionnaire No


This tool is a qualitative, paper based, food frequency questionnaire, which was developed to collect some limited baseline dietary information in a representative sample of the entire Scottish population. The tool was validated in 2003.

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Special Considerations

The tool was developed for the 1995 Scottish Health Survey. The latest Scottish Health Survey was published in 2015 which used a slightly different questionnaire, however no validation papers of the updated questionnaire was found.

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Software Required

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Training Required


Instructions on use

Instructions on how to use the dietary assessment tool can be found in the user guide which is available on the Scottish Health Survey website.

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Data Analysis

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Author Year Comparator Lifestage Sex Number of Nutrients Validated Mean Difference Variance Measured info Correlation Coefficients Percentage Agreement Limits of Agreement Special Considerations Action
Lean 2003 Food Frequency Questionnaire Adults Both 0 Subjects completed both questionnaires in 1997.