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Tool Information: 48h Recall

Full Nutrient, Food Groups Retrospective 2 Days 48 Hour Recall No


This tool is a paper based 48-hour recall. Using household measures, this 48-hour recall was used to obtain dietary records in a large national prospective study.This tool has been validated once.

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MRC Human Nutrition Research

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Special Considerations

The data reported in the validation study in 2005 is from the original MRC National Survey of Health and Development longitudinal study in 1989. The Nutritools project team could not get in contact with the tool owner.

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Software Required

A specially designed programme was used for data entry and analysis.

Training Required

Interviewers need to be trained.

Instructions on use

Not reported

Administration Method


Data Analysis

Data was analysed using an in-house computer analysis programme.

Author Year Comparator Lifestage Sex Number of Nutrients Validated Mean Difference Variance Measured info Correlation Coefficients Percentage Agreement Limits of Agreement Special Considerations Action
McNaughton (Both days) 2005 Estimated Food Diary Adults Male Only 15 The data reported in the validation study relates to the data collected in the original longitudinal study in 1989.
Estimated Food Diary Adults Female Only 15