Social desirability bias in dietary self-report may compromise the validity of dietary intake measures.

@article{Hbert1995SocialDB,
  title={Social desirability bias in dietary self-report may compromise the validity of dietary intake measures.},
  author={James R. H{\'e}bert and Lynn Clemow and Lori Pbert and Ira S. Ockene and Judith K. Ockene},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={389-98}
}
BACKGROUND Self-report of dietary intake could be biased by social desirability or social approval thus affecting risk estimates in epidemiological studies. These constructs produce response set biases, which are evident when testing in domains characterized by easily recognizable correct or desirable responses. Given the social and psychological value ascribed to diet, assessment methodologies used most commonly in epidemiological studies are particularly vulnerable to these biases. METHODS… CONTINUE READING

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