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Tool Information: Diet History Interview (DISHES 98)

Energy, Macronutrient, Micronutrient, Food Groups Retrospective; Usual 4 weeks Diet History No


Dietary Interview Software for Health Examination Studies (DISHES) is a modular software for interviews designed by the Robert Koch Institute and dato Denkwerkzeuge. This tool uses a modified diet history method to assess the usual eating habits of subjects, it was designed particulary for epidemiological investigations. The interview is carried out face-to-face by a trained nutritionist assessing intake over the last 4 weeks. It was used in the German Nutrition Survey 1998 and the National Consumption Study II.

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Special Considerations

The following variants are also available: Dutch DISHES, DISHES 2005, DISHES Junior, DISHES Habits. (Please note: shown on this website relate to DISHES 98.)

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Software Required

Computer software is required.

Training Required

Trained nutritionists conduct the face-to-face interview.

Instructions on use

Not reported

Administration Method

Interviewer administered

Data Analysis

Instructions on how to use the dietary assessment tool can be found in the publication

Author Year Comparator Lifestage Sex Number of Nutrients Validated Mean Difference Variance Measured info Correlation Coefficients Percentage Agreement Limits of Agreement Special Considerations Action
Mensink 2001 Weighed Food Diary Adults Both 7 Participants were recruited from 2 research centres and included a variety of socio-economic statuses. All subjects received a small incentive.
24hr Recall Adults Both 7