Development, reproducibility and validity of a food frequency questionnaire among pregnant women adherent to the Mediterranean dietary pattern.

@article{Papazian2016DevelopmentRA,
  title={Development, reproducibility and validity of a food frequency questionnaire among pregnant women adherent to the Mediterranean dietary pattern.},
  author={Tatiana Papazian and Hala Hout and Darine Sibai and Nour El Helou and Hassan Younes and Nada El Osta and Lydia Rabbaa Khabbaz},
  journal={Clinical nutrition},
  year={2016},
  volume={35 6},
  pages={1550-1556}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Accurate dietary assessment tools are required to ensure that maternal diet supplies all the nutrients needed for fetal development. However, no dietary method could accurately estimate food intake during gestation. Food Frequency Questionnaires (FFQ), frequently used in epidemiological studies, estimate long term nutritional status of the target population. However, it is recommended to create and validate a FFQ compatible with the dietary habits of the studied population, to… CONTINUE READING