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Tool Information: FFQ (Mediterranean Diet-Elderly)

Full Nutrient, Food Groups Usual; Retrospective 1 year Food Frequency Questionnaire No


This tool is a paper based semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire, which includes up to 137 food items. The questionnaire was developed to measure habitual food and nutrient intake and to be used in the PREDIMED Study. The reproducibility and validity of the tool was evaluated in an elderly population.

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Special Considerations

The FFQ was adapted from a previously validated Spanish FFQ (Martin-Moreno et al., 1993).

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Software Required

Computer access

Training Required

Not reported

Instructions on use

Instructions on use is provided on the tool.

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Data Analysis

Brief guidance on how dietary data was analysed (and transformed) can be found on the publication.

Author Year Comparator Lifestage Sex Number of Nutrients Validated Mean Difference Variance Measured info Correlation Coefficients Percentage Agreement Limits of Agreement Special Considerations Action
Fernandez-Ballart 2010 Estimated Food Diary Adults, Elderly Both 20 Participants from the PREDIMED Study
  • T148 - Fernanez Ballart, 2010_ ffq 55-80 elderly population FileType: pdf, Download Number of downloads: 0

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