Reproducibility and Validity of Food Frequency Questionnaires

Walter Willett and Elizabeth Lenart

in Nutritional Epidemiology

Third edition

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199754038
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979448 | DOI:

Series: Monographs in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Reproducibility and Validity of Food Frequency Questionnaires

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The food frequency questionnaire has been the most widely used method for dietary assessment in epidemiologic studies. It is, therefore, crucial to consider in detail the degree to which such questionnaires can measure true dietary intake. This chapter deals with approaches used to evaluate dietary questionnaires, the design of validation studies, and the analysis and presentation of data from validation studies.

Keywords: dietary assessment; epidemiologic studies; dietary intake; questionnaire design; validation

Chapter.  26801 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Medical Statistics and Methodology

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