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Tool Information: FFQ (MetaCardis France)

Full Nutrient, Food Groups Retrospective; Usual 1 year Food Frequency Questionnaire No


This tool is a semi-quantitative, online food frequency questionnaire used in the MetaCardis Study. There are 3 versions available : French, German and Danish available in the relevant language consisting of 159, 143 and 153 items, respectively. The French FFQ was validated in 2016.

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Special Considerations

The FFQ layout and format was based on the EPIC-Norfolk FFQ whereas, the item list was based on the French SU.VI.MAX FFQ, the German EPIC FFQ and the Danish Inter99 FFQ according to the country to allow country-specific food items.

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Software Required

Computer and internet use if the online version is being used

Training Required

Training sessions were provided

Instructions on use

Instructions/standard procedures for data collection and review were created

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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
Verger 2016 24hr Recall Adults, Elderly Both 27 All following results relate to the French FFQ only. Participants were recruited from hospitals. The design of the relative validity study is not optimal.
  • T206 - Verger. FFQ MetaCardis France FileType: pdf, Download Number of downloads: 0

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