Info on diet questionnaire
NBates1 at compuserve.com
Thu Jun 11 11:49:27 PDT 1998
On Wed, 10 Jun 1998, Analia Fuchs, MD, MPH wrote:
>1) does anyone know of any papers where you can find questionnaires on
>diet and nutrition to investigate food habits?
>2) I have read a study where a procedure called "bootstrapping" to
>99% confidence interval is mentioned. Could anybody explain me what
A book that has several diet questionnaires is Allison, DB, ed. Handbook
of Assessment Methods for Eating Behaviors and Weight-Related Problems:
Measures, Theory and Research. It is published by Sage Publishers:
Sage: (805) 499-9774 (California) Http://www.sagepub.com
I also have short list of references about measuring readiness to change
food behaviors (using the Stages of Change model) and questionnaires
measuring related dietary behaviors. Let me know if you are interested.
You may want to repost your request clarifying 1) the population you wish
to use the questionnaire with 2) what aspects of diet and nutrition, and
food habits you are interested in (i.e. full nutrition assessment, dietary
fat behaviors, dietary fiber inatake, eating disorder behaviors) assessing
and 3) if you are interested in using the instrument in research, patient
care or something else. There are LOTS of questionnaires available, for
many different populations and purposes, and not all are testedfor
reliability and validity.
I can't explain this to you, but I'm pretty sure Sage (publishers of the
book I mentioned earlier) has a book on this topic.
Good Luck, Nancy
Nancy Bates, MS, RD, CHES, DrPH candidate
Health Planning and Evaluation Consultant, Crete, IL
Healthy Start Evaluation Research Assistant
Maternal and Child Community Health Science Consortium
School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago
nbates1 at compuserve.com
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