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Factors associated with longitudinal food record compliance in a paediatric cohort study

Title: Factors associated with longitudinal food record compliance in a paediatric cohort study.
Name(s): Yang, Jimin, author
Lynch, Kristian F., author
Uusitalo, Ulla M., author
Foterek, Kristina, author
Hummel, Sandra, author
Silvis, Katherine, author
Aronsson, Carin Andren, author
Riikonen, Anne, author
Rewers, Marian, author
She, Jin-Xiong, author
Ziegler, Anette G., author
Simell, Olli G., author
Toppari, Jorma, author
Hagopian, William A., author
Lernmark, Ake, author
Akolkar, Beena, author
Krischer, Jeffrey P., author
Norris, Jill M., author
Virtanen, Suvi M., author
Johnson, Suzanne B., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2016-04
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Objective Non-compliance with food record submission can induce bias in nutritional epidemiological analysis and make it difficult to draw inference from study findings. We examined the impact of demographic, lifestyle and psychosocial factors on such non-compliance during the first 3 years of participation in a multidisciplinary prospective paediatric study. Design The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) study collects a 3 d food record quarterly during the first year of life and semi-annually thereafter. High compliance with food record completion was defined as the participating families submitting one or more days of food record at every scheduled clinic visit. Setting Three centres in the USA (Colorado, Georgia/Florida and Washington) and three in Europe (Finland, Germany and Sweden). Subjects Families who finished the first 3 years of TEDDY participation (n 8096). Results High compliance was associated with having a single child, older maternal age, higher maternal education and father responding to study questionnaires. Families showing poor compliance were more likely to be living far from the study centres, from ethnic minority groups, living in a crowded household and not attending clinic visits regularly. Postpartum depression, maternal smoking behaviour and mother working outside the home were also independently associated with poor compliance. Conclusions These findings identified specific groups for targeted strategies to encourage completion of food records, thereby reducing potential bias in multidisciplinary collaborative research.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_wos_000372820100005 (IID), 10.1017/S1368980015001883 (DOI)
Keywords: bias, children, Dietary assessment, dietary assessment methods, environmental determinants, follow-up, Food record compliance, Longitudinal study, multicenter, Paediatrics, participants, TEDDY, young
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Public Health Nutrition.
Issue: iss. 5, vol. 19

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Yang, J., Lynch, K. F., Uusitalo, U. M., Foterek, K., Hummel, S., Silvis, K., … Johnson, S. B. (2016). Factors associated with longitudinal food record compliance in a paediatric cohort study. Public Health Nutrition. Retrieved from