Tool Information: Blue Mountains Eye Study (BMES) FFQ
|Macronutrient||Retrospective; Usual||1 Year||Food Frequency Questionnaire||No||Detailed Information||Web Link|
This tools is a semiquantitative food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) that was modified for the Australian diet and vernacular from an earlier FFQ of Willett et al. (1988). The FFQ contains 145-items and includes portion size estimates and questions on type of breakfast cereals and is designed to rank older Australians according to their mean daily glycaemic index (GI), glycaemic load (GL) and carbohydrate intake. The FFQ was used in the Blue Mountains Eye Study (BMES) and has been validated against weighed food diaries for most macro- and micronutrients but not for GI or GL.
Seasonal variation was taken into account during analysis by weighting seasonal fruits and vegetables.
Instructions on use
Instructions on how the dietary data was analysed can be found in the publication
|Author||Year||Comparator||Lifestage||Sex||Number of Nutrients Validated||Mean Difference||Variance Measured||Correlation Coefficients||Percentage Agreement||Limits of Agreement||Special Considerations||Action|
|Barclay||2007||Weighed Food Diary||Adults, Elderly||Both||4||✓||✓||✓||✓||Subjects were randomly selected from Blue Mountains Eye Study (BMES), weighted to include more older people (65-85 years)||Detailed Information||Web Link|