A new food frequency questionnaire designed to measure the intake of fatty acids and antioxidants in children

Stiegler, P., Sausenthaler, S., Buyken, A.E., Rzehak, P., Czech, D., Linseisen, J., Kroke, A., Gedrich, K., Robertson, C.E. and Heinrich, J. 2010. A new food frequency questionnaire designed to measure the intake of fatty acids and antioxidants in children. Public Health Nutrition. 13 (1), pp. 38-46.

TitleA new food frequency questionnaire designed to measure the intake of fatty acids and antioxidants in children
AuthorsStiegler, P., Sausenthaler, S., Buyken, A.E., Rzehak, P., Czech, D., Linseisen, J., Kroke, A., Gedrich, K., Robertson, C.E. and Heinrich, J.
Abstract

Objective - The present paper describes the systematic development of an FFQ to assess the intake of fatty acids and antioxidants in school-aged children. In addition, a validation study applying 24 h dietary recalls was performed.

Design - Using the variance-based Max_r method, a list of eighty-two foods was compiled from data obtained by 3 d weighed dietary records. The foods were used to design an FFQ, the comprehensibility of which was evaluated in a feasibility study. In addition, the FFQ was validated in a subset of 101 children from the German Infant Nutritional Intervention Study (GINI PLUS) against one 24 h dietary recall.

Results - The feasibility study attested a good acceptance of the FFQ. Mean intake of foods compared well between the FFQ and the 24 h dietary recall, although intake data generated from the FFQ tended to be higher. This difference became less apparent at the nutrient level, although the estimated average consumption of arachidonic acid and EPA using the FFQ still exceeded values recorded with the 24 h recall method by 45 % and 29 %, respectively.

Conclusions - On the basis of the systematic selection process of the food list, the established practicability of the FFQ and the overall plausibility of the results, the use of this FFQ is justified in future epidemiological studies.

JournalPublic Health Nutrition
Journal citation13 (1), pp. 38-46
ISSN1368-9800
YearJan 2010
PublisherCambridge University Press
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1017/S1368980009005813
Publication dates
PublishedJan 2010

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