Journal article

Validity and calibration of the FFQ used in the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study

Julie K Bassett, Dallas R English, Michael T Fahey, Andrew B Forbes, Lyle C Gurrin, Julie A Simpson, Maree T Brinkman, Graham G Giles, Allison M Hodge

PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2016

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the reliability and validity of the FFQ administered to participants in the follow-up of the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study (MCCS), and to provide calibration coefficients. DESIGN: A random sample stratified by country of birth, age, sex and BMI was selected from MCCS participants. Participants completed two FFQ and three 24 h recalls over 1 year. Reliability was evaluated by intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC). Validity coefficients (VC) were estimated from structural equation models and calibration coefficients obtained from regression calibration models. SETTING: Adults born in Australia, Greece or Italy. SUBJECTS: Nine hundred and sixty-five participant..

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Grants

Awarded by Cancer Council Victoria and grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

Cohort recruitment was funded by VicHealth and The Cancer Council Victoria. This work was supported by infrastructure from The Cancer Council Victoria and grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council (209057, 1004233). The funders had no role in the design, analysis or writing of this article.