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Tool Information: FFQ (Dietary total antioxidant capacity)

Food Groups Retrospective 3 months Food Frequency Questionnaire No


This tool is a self administered semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire consisting of 53 questions relating to 150 food items split into 20 food categories. The tool was developed to measure total antioxidant capacity from a range of food items. The tool has been validated once.

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Special Considerations

The tool was developed using a food list of major dietary sources of total antioxidant capacity in a typical Italian diet. This tool analysed food group intake and not nutrient intake. The FFQ repeatability was evaluated 1 year after the initial administration in 55 subjects.

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Software Required

Microsoft Excel application designed to calculate total antioxidant capacity

Training Required

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Instructions on use

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Data Analysis

Data was analysed by a trained dietitian who input and analysed tool data using a microsoft excel application

Author Year Comparator Lifestage Sex Number of Nutrients Validated Mean Difference Variance Measured info Correlation Coefficients Percentage Agreement Limits of Agreement Special Considerations Action
Pellegrini 2007 Weighed Food Diary Adults (aged 35-88 years) Male Only 0 Subjects were previous and current workers from the Barilla food company in Parma, Italy. Participant screening and exclusion criteria relating to particular medical conditions was applied.The study did not assess nutrient intake.
Weighed Food Diary Adults (aged 35-88 years) Female Only 0
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