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Tool Information: Short FFQ (Folate)

Micronutrient, Food Groups Usual; Retrospective 1 Year Food Frequency Questionnaire No


This tool is a comprehensive quantitative paper based food frequency questionnaire, which includes 41 food groups comprising 90 individual food items. Using photographs, the tool was developed to measure the frequency of consumption of major sources of folate in adults. This tool has been validated once in 2002.

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Special Considerations

The nutrient data package (IDA Publications Ltd, 7 Rennie Court, 20 Stamford Street, London SE1 9LP) used to estimate folate intakes could not be found, therefore an updated nutrient database is required. The food list may also need to be updated due to reformulation of foods in the UK since 2002.

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Training Required

Not reported

Instructions on use

Instructions on how to use the dietary assessment tool can be found in the publications and website

Administration Method


Data Analysis

Data was analysed using the IDA package.

Author Year Comparator Lifestage Sex Number of Nutrients Validated Mean Difference Variance Measured info Correlation Coefficients Percentage Agreement Limits of Agreement Special Considerations Action
Pufulete 2002 Weighed Food Diary Adults Both 1 Participants were recruited from the staff and students from King's College London and through publicity in sports centres, libraries and other public venues.
Biomarkers Adults Both 1
Weighed Food Diary Adults Male Only 1
Weighed Food Diary Adults Female Only 1
Biomarkers Adults Male Only 1
Biomarkers Adults Female Only 1
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