Structure of the standardized computerized 24-h diet recall interview used as reference method in the 22 centers participating in the EPIC project

Nadia Slimani, Geneviève Deharveng, Ruth U. Charrondière, Anne Linda Van Kappel, Marga C. Ocké, Ailsa Welch, Areti Lagiou, Marti Van Liere, Antonio Agudo, Valeria Pala, Birgit Brandstetter, Caren Andren, Connie Stripp, Wija A. Van Staveren, Elio Riboli

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Abstract

A computerized 24-h diet recall interview program (EPIC-SOFT) was developed for use in a large European multi-center study, namely the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC). This program, which was adapted for each participating country and translated into nine languages, was developed to standardize interviews between the 22 EPIC centers. Common rules were pre-entered into the system to describe, quantify and probe ~ 1500-2200 foods and 150-350 recipes. Common methods used to classify and export the EPIC-SOFT dietary data facilitate their exchange, comparison and analysis. So far, EPIC-SOFT is the only available computerized 24-h diet recall system developed to provide comparable food consumption data between several European countries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-266
Number of pages16
JournalComputer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
Volume58
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1999

Keywords

  • 24-h diet recall
  • Calibration
  • Computer-assisted
  • Multi- center studies
  • Standardization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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