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Tool Information: German EPIC FFQ2

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


This tool is a self-administered, semiquantitative and simple food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) comprising 102 food items. The tool was developed to measure consumption of specific foods over the previous year. The tool was validated against two computer assisted 24-hour recalls in 2007.

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Dr Manuela Bergmann

Prof. Dr. Heiner Boeing

Prof. Dr. Ute Nöthlings

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Special Considerations

The scope of the tool was beyond assessing individual portion sizes but frequency of food intake in order to diminish respondent burden. The FFQ was developed d using EPIC Potsdam baseline dietary data.

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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
Nothlings 2007 24hr Recall Adults Both 18 Participants were a part of the EPIC-Potsdam study