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J Nutr Educ Behav. 2003 Mar-Apr;35(2):93-7.

Validation of a fruit, juice, and vegetable availability questionnaire.

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USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To assess the validity of a self-reported fruit, juice, and vegetable home availability measure.

DESIGN:

Cross-sectional.

SETTING:

In-home interviews.

PARTICIPANTS:

Forty-eight parents of fourth to sixth grade children.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:

Scales assessing self-reported home availability of fruit, 100% fruit juice, and vegetables over the past 7 days compared with an observed home inventory conducted on the interview day.

ANALYSES:

Cohen's kappa of agreement, specificity and sensitivity, and correlations, with significance level <.05.

RESULTS:

There was substantial agreement between self-reported and observed home inventories of many fruit, 100% fruit juice, and vegetables among participating families in this study.

CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS:

Self-reported shelf inventories can be an effective tool for use in assessing the availability of fruit, juice, and vegetables in the home.

PMID:
12725715
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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