Comparisons of four dietary assessment methods during pregnancy in Taiwanese women

Li-Ching Lyu, Yu Ning Hsu, Heng Fei Chen, Chaio Chen Lo, Chen Li Lin

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Objective: The purpose of this methodology study is to examine the relative validity of four dietary assessment methods during pregnancy and to understand the pros and cons of each method. Materials and methods: We recruited 181 healthy pregnant women with less than 20 weeks of gestation and collected information through personal and telephone interviews in Taipei, Taiwan. Dietary assessment methods including 24-hour recalls, 3-day food records, and the weekly food frequency questionnaire during the 3 trimesters and the meal-based Chinese food frequency questionnaire (CFFQ) in the 3rd trimester were used in this prospective study. Results: The percentages of energy from protein (15%), fat (31-34%), and carbohydrate (50-54%) were similar by the recall and record methods. The energy intakes from 24-hour recalls were 1924kcal, 1980kcal, and 2172kcal in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd trimesters, respectively. The weekly food frequency questionnaire resulted in significantly higher intakes of all energy nutrients, especially for protein and fat intakes (percentages and densities) for the 3 trimesters; a further adjustment for the food list is needed. The CFFQ showed comparable results with the quantitative methods in estimating dietary patterns for the entire pregnancy. The 24-hour recalls by telephone interviews provided reasonable results in the assessment of the average nutrient intakes during the trimesters. Conclusion: The combinations of 24-hour recalls for the short-term dietary changes and the CFFQ for long-term dietary patterns are suggested as appropriate dietary assessment methods during pregnancy in Taiwan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-169
Number of pages8
JournalTaiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume53
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1

Fingerprint

Food
Pregnancy
Energy Intake
Taiwan
Fats
Interviews
Meals
Pregnant Women
Proteins
Carbohydrates
Surveys and Questionnaires
Prospective Studies

Keywords

  • Dietary assessments
  • Food frequency questionnaire
  • Pregnant women
  • Prospective study
  • Relative validity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Cite this

Comparisons of four dietary assessment methods during pregnancy in Taiwanese women. / Lyu, Li-Ching; Hsu, Yu Ning; Chen, Heng Fei; Lo, Chaio Chen; Lin, Chen Li.

In: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 53, No. 2, 01.01.2014, p. 162-169.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lyu, Li-Ching ; Hsu, Yu Ning ; Chen, Heng Fei ; Lo, Chaio Chen ; Lin, Chen Li. / Comparisons of four dietary assessment methods during pregnancy in Taiwanese women. In: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2014 ; Vol. 53, No. 2. pp. 162-169.
@article{0b1982befe944c0f80749018d6335ff8,
title = "Comparisons of four dietary assessment methods during pregnancy in Taiwanese women",
abstract = "Objective: The purpose of this methodology study is to examine the relative validity of four dietary assessment methods during pregnancy and to understand the pros and cons of each method. Materials and methods: We recruited 181 healthy pregnant women with less than 20 weeks of gestation and collected information through personal and telephone interviews in Taipei, Taiwan. Dietary assessment methods including 24-hour recalls, 3-day food records, and the weekly food frequency questionnaire during the 3 trimesters and the meal-based Chinese food frequency questionnaire (CFFQ) in the 3rd trimester were used in this prospective study. Results: The percentages of energy from protein (15{\%}), fat (31-34{\%}), and carbohydrate (50-54{\%}) were similar by the recall and record methods. The energy intakes from 24-hour recalls were 1924kcal, 1980kcal, and 2172kcal in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd trimesters, respectively. The weekly food frequency questionnaire resulted in significantly higher intakes of all energy nutrients, especially for protein and fat intakes (percentages and densities) for the 3 trimesters; a further adjustment for the food list is needed. The CFFQ showed comparable results with the quantitative methods in estimating dietary patterns for the entire pregnancy. The 24-hour recalls by telephone interviews provided reasonable results in the assessment of the average nutrient intakes during the trimesters. Conclusion: The combinations of 24-hour recalls for the short-term dietary changes and the CFFQ for long-term dietary patterns are suggested as appropriate dietary assessment methods during pregnancy in Taiwan.",
keywords = "Dietary assessments, Food frequency questionnaire, Pregnant women, Prospective study, Relative validity",
author = "Li-Ching Lyu and Hsu, {Yu Ning} and Chen, {Heng Fei} and Lo, {Chaio Chen} and Lin, {Chen Li}",
year = "2014",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.tjog.2014.04.007",
language = "English",
volume = "53",
pages = "162--169",
journal = "Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology",
issn = "1028-4559",
publisher = "Elsevier Taiwan LLC",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Comparisons of four dietary assessment methods during pregnancy in Taiwanese women

AU - Lyu, Li-Ching

AU - Hsu, Yu Ning

AU - Chen, Heng Fei

AU - Lo, Chaio Chen

AU - Lin, Chen Li

PY - 2014/1/1

Y1 - 2014/1/1

N2 - Objective: The purpose of this methodology study is to examine the relative validity of four dietary assessment methods during pregnancy and to understand the pros and cons of each method. Materials and methods: We recruited 181 healthy pregnant women with less than 20 weeks of gestation and collected information through personal and telephone interviews in Taipei, Taiwan. Dietary assessment methods including 24-hour recalls, 3-day food records, and the weekly food frequency questionnaire during the 3 trimesters and the meal-based Chinese food frequency questionnaire (CFFQ) in the 3rd trimester were used in this prospective study. Results: The percentages of energy from protein (15%), fat (31-34%), and carbohydrate (50-54%) were similar by the recall and record methods. The energy intakes from 24-hour recalls were 1924kcal, 1980kcal, and 2172kcal in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd trimesters, respectively. The weekly food frequency questionnaire resulted in significantly higher intakes of all energy nutrients, especially for protein and fat intakes (percentages and densities) for the 3 trimesters; a further adjustment for the food list is needed. The CFFQ showed comparable results with the quantitative methods in estimating dietary patterns for the entire pregnancy. The 24-hour recalls by telephone interviews provided reasonable results in the assessment of the average nutrient intakes during the trimesters. Conclusion: The combinations of 24-hour recalls for the short-term dietary changes and the CFFQ for long-term dietary patterns are suggested as appropriate dietary assessment methods during pregnancy in Taiwan.

AB - Objective: The purpose of this methodology study is to examine the relative validity of four dietary assessment methods during pregnancy and to understand the pros and cons of each method. Materials and methods: We recruited 181 healthy pregnant women with less than 20 weeks of gestation and collected information through personal and telephone interviews in Taipei, Taiwan. Dietary assessment methods including 24-hour recalls, 3-day food records, and the weekly food frequency questionnaire during the 3 trimesters and the meal-based Chinese food frequency questionnaire (CFFQ) in the 3rd trimester were used in this prospective study. Results: The percentages of energy from protein (15%), fat (31-34%), and carbohydrate (50-54%) were similar by the recall and record methods. The energy intakes from 24-hour recalls were 1924kcal, 1980kcal, and 2172kcal in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd trimesters, respectively. The weekly food frequency questionnaire resulted in significantly higher intakes of all energy nutrients, especially for protein and fat intakes (percentages and densities) for the 3 trimesters; a further adjustment for the food list is needed. The CFFQ showed comparable results with the quantitative methods in estimating dietary patterns for the entire pregnancy. The 24-hour recalls by telephone interviews provided reasonable results in the assessment of the average nutrient intakes during the trimesters. Conclusion: The combinations of 24-hour recalls for the short-term dietary changes and the CFFQ for long-term dietary patterns are suggested as appropriate dietary assessment methods during pregnancy in Taiwan.

KW - Dietary assessments

KW - Food frequency questionnaire

KW - Pregnant women

KW - Prospective study

KW - Relative validity

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84903942972&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84903942972&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.tjog.2014.04.007

DO - 10.1016/j.tjog.2014.04.007

M3 - Article

C2 - 25017260

AN - SCOPUS:84903942972

VL - 53

SP - 162

EP - 169

JO - Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

JF - Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

SN - 1028-4559

IS - 2

ER -