Revista Costarricense de Salud Pública
version ISSN 1409-1429
GAMBOA GAMBOA, Sandra Tatiana; MORAGA SALAZAR, Seily Mayela and CHINNOCK, Anne. Validation of record method to measure food consumption in preschool children, Costa Rica. Rev. costarric. salud pública [online]. 2011, vol.20, n.1, pp. 09-15. ISSN 1409-1429.
Objective: To validate an instrument for measuring estimated food consumption in 30 Costa Rican preschool children. Materials and methods: The work was done with preschool children from Aserri and Desamparados. The Estimated Record (method under test) was applied during three days, and one week later the Daily Record was applied during three more days as a method of comparison. For the analysis of the results of both methods were used the comparison of means (T-student test and the Wilcoxon test) and tests of association (Pearson correlation and Spearman Correlation). Results: The Registry Dear no statistically significant differences with respect to the Daily Record in the average intake of energy and nutrients except for calcium and vitamin A. Only in the case of dietary fiber, iron, vitamin A, riboflavin, vitamin B12, folic acid and niacin found a correlation between both methods. On the consumption of food groups, no significant differences were found for most groups. Conclusion: Dear record can be used instead of the Daily Record to estimate the average intake of energy and nutrients in preschool children at the group level, not for estimating the intake at the individual level. Discussion: Dear Registry can be used instead of the Daily Record to estimate the average intake of energy and nutrients in preschool children at the group level, not for estimating the intake at the individual level
Keywords : Estudios de Validación; Conducta; Validation Studies; Feeding Behavior; Food Consumption; Child; Preschool.