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Tool Information: FFQ (short NZ)

Energy, Macronutrient, Micronutrient Prospective;Usual 1 Year Food Frequency Questionnaire No


The short FFQ is an modified semi-quantitative FFQ, making it more suitable for use in New Zealand. This tool has been validated by biomarkers..

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Special Considerations

The short FFQ was adapted from the 163-item semi-quantitative FFQ developed by Willett

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Software Required

Not reported

Training Required

Interviewers need to be trained.

Instructions on use

Instructions for the participants provided on the tool.

Administration Method

Self-administered (height and weight were measured by a trained research assistant using a standardised procedure)

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
Sam 2020 Weighed Food Diary Adults Both 3 Healthy (i.e., did not have a chronic disease), non-pregnant, and not on a diet