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Pakistan Journal of Nutrition
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 426-435
DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2008.426.435
Accuracy Analysis of the Food Intake Variety Questionnaire (FIVeQ). Reproducibility Assessment among Older People
Ewa Niedzwiedzka and Lidia Wadolowska

Abstract:
The study included 131 people aged 65 + (62 men and 69 women). Food intake variety questionnaire (FIVeQ) included questions about eating (yes/no) during last 7 days the named amounts of 65 subgroups of products. Interviews were made using the face-to-face situation, twice with a two-week interval (test and retest). For the further analysis products were aggregated into 9 main groups: cereal products, dairy products, meat products, vegetables, fruit, fats, sugar and sweets, beverages, spices. The questionnaires` accuracy measures were sensitivity index (%) and specificity index (%) and the test power. High reproducibility of the results obtained by the FIVeQ questionnaire was stated. It shows a good accuracy of the questionnaire as a tool for studying food intake variety and allows to recommend its usage among older people.
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Ewa Niedzwiedzka and Lidia Wadolowska, 2008. Accuracy Analysis of the Food Intake Variety Questionnaire (FIVeQ). Reproducibility Assessment among Older People. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 7: 426-435.

DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2008.426.435

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjn.2008.426.435

 
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