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Tool Information: German EPIC FFQ1

Energy, Macronutrient, Micronutrient, Food Groups Usual; Retrospective 1 Year Food Frequency Questionnaire No


This tool is a self-administered, pre-coded and optically readable food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) comprising of 158 food items ordered according to meal patterns. Using typical portion sizes and pictures the tool was designed to measure usual food and nutrient intakes over the past year in individuals who were participanting in the German part of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study.The tool has been validated four times.

Contact Information info

Dr Manuela Bergmann and

Prof. Dr. Heiner Boeing

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Special Considerations

Updates to the food composition table and database mapping may be required to use the dietary assessment tool due to reformulation of foods.

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Software Required


Training Required

Not reported

Instructions on use

Instructions on how to use the dietary assessment tool can be found in the publication.

Administration Method


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
Bohlscheid-Thomas 1997 24hr Recall Adults Both 12 N/A
Boeing 1997 24hr Recall Adults Both 4 N/A
Biomarkers Adults Both 4
Kroke 1999 24hr Recall Adults Both 12 N/A
Biomarkers Adults Both 1
Doubly Labelled Water Adults Both 1
  • T149 - BohlscheidThomas. German EPIC FFQ1 FileType: pdf, Download Number of downloads: 0

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