Telephone versus Face-to-Face Interview for quantitative diet history assessment in Hawaii

dc.contributor.authorLyu L-C, Jean H. Hankin JH, Liu Q, Wilkens, LR, Lee J, Kolonel LNen_US
dc.description.abstractObjective: To develop and test a quantitative food frequency method for administration by telephone. Design: A comparison study of telephone and face-to-face interviews was conducted among a representative sample of the five major ethnic groups in Oahu, Hawaii. Two interviews were administered 4 to 6 months apart by trained interviewers using identical questionnaires and color photographs of food items showing three different portion sizes. The order of the interviewing methods was randomly assigned. The questionnaire included 115 food items selected to estimate 80% or more of usual dietary intakes. Frequencies and quantities of each item consumed during the past year were obtained. Subjects/setting: Subjects were recruited from the Health Surveillance Program of the Hawaii State Department of Health and consisted of 167 men and 158 women, aged 45 to 74 years, who provided a telephone number. Eighty percent of the face-to-face interviews were conducted in the subjects' homes and 20% were conducted at the workplace or the University of Hawaii Cancer Research Center, if requested. Statistical analyses: The paired t test was used to compare the mean daily intakes obtained by the telephone and face-to-face methods. Agreement was measured by the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC), Pearson correlation coefficient, and weighted kappa statistic. Results: The means of energy and each nutrient were slightly higher in the first interview than the second, regardless of the interviewing method. Because of close correspondence among all 3 statistical measures of agreement, only the ICCs are reponed. The ICCs ranged from .61 for protein and vitamin A to .69 for dietary cholesterol among men, and from .61 for vitamin C to .74 for saturated fat among women. Agreement was not significantly affected by age, gender, ethnicity, order of interview, or educational level. Applications: Telephone interviews to obtain quantitative food frequencies are cost-efficient methods for...en_US
dc.relationJ. Am. Dietetic Asso, 98(1), 44-48.en_US
dc.subject.otheradults food intake questionnaires dietary surveys interviews quantitative analysis food choices nationalities and ethnic groups portion size energy intake nutrient intake gender differences education diet study techniques Hawaiien_US
dc.titleTelephone versus Face-to-Face Interview for quantitative diet history assessment in Hawaiien_US