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Tool Information: FFQ (Qatar)

Full Nutrient, Food Groups Prospective 1 Year Food Frequency Questionnaire No


This tool is a validated paper-based quantitative food frequency questionnaire (FFQ), which includes 111 food items. This quantitative culturally sensitive FFQ was created for Qatari adults and validated with three 24 h diet recall.

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Special Considerations

The Diet History Questionnaire II of the US National Cancer Institute was translated to Arabic language, back-translated to English, pilot tested, and then modified accordingly to be used in Qatari setting.

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Software Required

Not reported

Training Required

Interviewers need to be trained

Instructions on use

Instructions on how to use the dietary assessment

Administration Method

Interviewer-administered:FFQ data collection was done via face-to-face interviews conducted by trained nutritionist to help participants complete the questionnaire.

Data Analysis

Instructions on how the dietary data was analysed 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
Bawadi 2021 24hr Recall Adults Both 30 A convenient sample of healthy Qataris were recruited from family members of Qatar University students.