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Ecol Food Nutr. 2015;54(4):314-27. doi: 10.1080/03670244.2014.990635. Epub 2015 Feb 13.

Evaluation of a Novel Single-administration Food Frequency Questionnaire for Assessing Seasonally Varied Dietary Patterns among Women in Rural Nepal.

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a Department of International Health , Johns Hopkins University , Baltimore , Maryland , USA.

Abstract

Novel dietary assessment methods are needed to study chronic disease risk in agrarian cultures where food availability is highly seasonal. In 16,320 rural Nepalese women, we tested a novel food frequency questionnaire, administered once, to assess past 7-day intake and usual frequency of intake throughout the year for year-round foods and when in season for seasonal foods. Spearman rank correlations between usual and past 7-day intakes were 0.12-0.85 and weighted kappa statistics, representing chance-corrected agreement, were 0.10-0.80, with better agreement for frequently consumed foods. The questionnaire performed well, but may require refinement for settings of extremely low dietary diversity.

KEYWORDS:

Nepal; diet assessment; food frequency questionnaire; seasonal foods; undernutrition

PMID:
25679094
DOI:
10.1080/03670244.2014.990635
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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