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Tool Information: FFQ (Food stores)

Food Groups Retrospective; Usual Day/Week/Month Food Frequency Questionnaire No


This tool is a semi-quantitive food frequency questionnaire containing 90-items including qualitative questions regarding food use and cooking practices. This tool was developed to measure usual frequencies of intake in elderly Australians. The tool was used for a postal survey of nearly 2,200 people slected at random from electoral rolls of metropolitan Adelaide, South Australia. The validation study was carried out in 1986.

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Special Considerations

Seasonality of many food items were taken into account.

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Data Analysis

Instuctions on how the dietary data was analysed can be found in the publications and website

Author Year Comparator Lifestage Sex Number of Nutrients Validated Mean Difference Variance Measured info Correlation Coefficients Percentage Agreement Limits of Agreement Special Considerations Action
Horwath 1990 Direct Observation Elderly Both 0 N/A