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Tool Information: COMPASS questionnaire

Food Groups Retrospective 1 day 24 Hour Recall No


This tool is a 24 hour recall that includes 4 questions to measure respondent consumption of the 4 food groups outlined in the Canada Food Guide. The questionnaire was used in the COMPASS study, designed to follow a cohort of ~30,000 students to understand how changes in school characteristics are associated with changes in youth health behaviours. The questionnaire used is designed to facilitate multiple large-scale school-based data collections using self-reported measures. The tool was validated in 2013.

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Special Considerations

This tool was used in the COMPASS study.

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Software Required

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Training Required

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Instructions on use

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Administration Method

By-proxy: school staff

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
Leatherdale 2013 Objectively measured (web-based tool) Adolescents Both 0 A convenience sample of 178 students in grade 9 from 4 different schools was used.