Validation of the Radimer/Cornell food insecurity measure in rural Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.

  title={Validation of the Radimer/Cornell food insecurity measure in rural Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.},
  author={Germana Henry Leyna and Elia J Mmbaga and Kagoma S. Mnyika and Knut-Inge Klepp},
  journal={Public health nutrition},
  volume={11 7},
OBJECTIVE The objective of the present study was to assess the construct validity, criterion-related validity and internal consistency of the Radimer/Cornell food insecurity measure for use in rural Tanzania. DESIGN A cross-sectional community-based survey was conducted from March to May 2005. Key adaptations to the nine-item Radimer/Cornell items included translation to Swahili, replacing the term 'balanced diet' with 'full meal' and constructing the items as questions rather than statements… CONTINUE READING

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