Comparison of 4 questionnaires for assessment of fruit and vegetable intake

Alison E. Field, Graham A. Colditz, Mary Kay Fox, Tim Byers, Mary Serdula, Ronald J. Bosch, Karen E. Peterson

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Abstract

Objective. This study compared fruit and vegetable assessments derived from 4 self-administered questionnaires. Methods. Among 102 adolescents, servings of fruits and vegetables assessed by 4 questionnaires were compared with estimates from 24-hour recalls. Results. The prevalence of consuming 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day was underestimated by the questionnaires. Questionnaires asking subjects to recall their diet over the previous year were more effective in ranking subjects (r's ≤ .42) than those assessing previous-day diet (r's ≤ .30). Conclusions. Brief assessments of fruit and vegetable intake are more useful for ranking subjects than for estimating prevalence of consumption of 5 or more servings per day.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1216-1218
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume88
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1998
Externally publishedYes

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    Field, A. E., Colditz, G. A., Fox, M. K., Byers, T., Serdula, M., Bosch, R. J., & Peterson, K. E. (1998). Comparison of 4 questionnaires for assessment of fruit and vegetable intake. American journal of public health, 88(8), 1216-1218. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.88.8.1216