Journal article

The Cardio-Med survey tool: development and pilot validation of a FFQ in a multicultural cardiology cohort

Teagan Kucianski, Antonia Thodis, Hassan Vally, Antigone Kouris-Blazos, George Moschonis, Andrew Wilson, William van Gaal, Audrey Tierney, Catherine Itsiopoulos



OBJECTIVE: (i) Describe the development of a multipurpose Cardio-Med survey tool (CMST) comprising a semi-quantitative FFQ designed to measure dietary intake in multicultural patients with or at high risk of CVD and (ii) report pilot evaluation of test-retest reliability and validity of the FFQ in measuring energy and nutrient intakes. DESIGN: The CMST was developed to identify CVD risk factors and assess diet quality over 1 year using an FFQ. Design of the ninety-three-item FFQ involved developing food portion photographs, and a list of foods appropriate for the Australian multicultural population allowing the capture of adherence to a Mediterranean diet pattern. The FFQ was administered tw..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The current work was partially supported by a La Trobe University grant (Understanding Disease Research Focus Area StartUp Grant) awarded to the dietetics and human nutrition department at La Trobe University. T.K. and A.T. were supported by a LaTrobe University PhD scholarship. LaTrobe University had no role in the design, analysis or writing of the current article.