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Tool Information: AMPM

Full Nutrient Retrospective 1 day 24 Hour Recall No


This tool is a computerised, interviewer-administered 24 hour dietary recall with multiple-pass approach. It is based on earlier paper-based multiple pass recall methods, but the AMPM includes a new portion estimation food model booklet, new food probe questions with automatic response routing and specialised training for interviewers and coders. The tool is designed to enhance the complete and accurate recalling of food items while reducing participant burden. It has been used in national surveys in the US and Canada suchas: What We Eat in America, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

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Special Considerations

This tool has a 5-Step Multiple-Pass Approach (1. Quick List, 2. Forgotten Foods, 3. Time and Occasion, 4. Detail Cycle, 5. Final Probe)

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Training Required

Yes interviewers and coders are trained

Instructions on use

Not reported

Administration Method

Interviewer adminstered

Data Analysis

Instructions on how to use the dietary assessment tool 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
Blanton 2006 Doubly Labelled Water Adults (Premenopausal) Female Only 0 Participants met a strict inclusion criteria including: current use of hormonal contraceptive pill, premenopausal and not pregnant or lactating. Most were Caucasian graduate students.
Estimated Food Diary Adults (Premenopausal) Female Only 36