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Tool Information: Short Qualitative Food Frequency List (FFL)

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This tool is a short qualitative food frequency list (FFL), which consisted of 24 food items and was used in three large scale surveys of the MONICA project Augsburg to monitor trends in food intake. It was validated once against weighed 7-day records in a male population.

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Dr Winkler

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Special Considerations

With the exception of two food items (sweets and bread), FFL data can be used for analysis on a group level and an individual level, however analysis should be done with caution. 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
Winkler 1998 Weighed Food Diary Adults Male Only 0 Participants were part of the MONICA project Augsburg
  • T152 - Winkler and Doering (1998)_Short Qualitative Food Frequency List (FFL) FileType: pdf, Download Number of downloads: 0

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