Validation of the MEDFICTS dietary assessment questionnaire in a diverse population.

@article{Mochari2008ValidationOT,
  title={Validation of the MEDFICTS dietary assessment questionnaire in a diverse population.},
  author={Heidi Y Mochari and Qian Gao and Lori J Mosca},
  journal={Journal of the American Dietetic Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={108 5},
  pages={817-22}
}
BACKGROUND The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) recommends MEDFICTS, a rapid screening instrument for dietary fat, to assess adherence to the Adult Treatment Panel (ATP) III Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) diet (score <40 points indicates intake of <7% of energy from saturated fat, <30% of energy from total fat, and <200 mg dietary cholesterol/day). MEDFICTS has only been validated in small, select populations and its utility in diverse clinical settings is unknown. OBJECTIVE… CONTINUE READING
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