Validation of a food behavior questionnaire for male blue collar workers

Hannan-Jones, Mary T. (1994) Validation of a food behavior questionnaire for male blue collar workers. Other thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


During nutrition intervention programs, some form of dietary assessment is usually necessary. This dietary assessment can be for: initial screening; development of appropriate programs and activities; or, evaluation. Established methods of dietary assessment are not always practical, nor cost effective in such interventions, therefore an abbreviated dietary assessment tool is needed. The Queensland Nutrition Project developed such a tool for male Blue Collar Workers, the Food Behaviour Questionnaire, consisting of 27 food behaviour related questions. This tool has been validated in a sample of 23 men, through full dietary assessment obtained via food frequency questionnaires and 24 hour dietary recalls. Those questions which correlated poorly with the full dietary assessment were deleted from the tool. In all, 13 questions was all that was required to distinguish between high and low dietary intakes of particular nutrients. Three questions when combined had correlations with refined sugar between 0.617 and 0.730 (p<0.005); four questions when combined had correlations with dietary fibre as percentage of energy of 0.45 (p<0.05); five questions when combined had a correlation with total fat of 0.499 (p<0.05); and, 4 questions when combined had a correlation with saturated fat of between 0.451 and 0.589 (p<0.05). A significant correlation could not be found for food behaviour questions with respect to dietary sodium. Correlations for fat as a function of energy could not be found.

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ID Code: 51236
Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Refereed: No
Keywords: 24 Hour Dietary Recall, Abbreviated Dietary Assessment Tool, Blue Collar Workers, Body Mass Index, Food Frequency Questionnaire, Food Behaviour Questionnaire, Queensland Nutrition Project
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 02 Jul 2012 06:23
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2012 23:42

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