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  1. Fulltext. Use of the multiple-day weighed record for Senegalese children during the weaning period : a case of the "instrumnet effect".

    Article, Congrès - En anglais


    International conference on dietary assessment methods : assessing diets to improve world health. Saint Paul MN (USA), 1992/09/20.

    In West Africa, the multiple-day weighed record is the most widely used technique for measuring children's food intakes.

    The children's eating behavior might be disrupted by the frequent weighings and the presence of a field-worker in the home.

    We explored the possibility of such an « instrument effect » in a 7-d food survey of 70 Senegalese children aged 10-13 mo.

    Energy intakes decreased significantly during the food survey (P<0.0001).

    The decrease affected both daytime breast milk intake (8%) and solid food intakes (15%). The children's weight gain also decreased from a presurvey value of 6.9 to 2.1 g.kg-1.wk-1, indicating that their intakes during the food survey were lower than their usual intakes.

    The food-survey methodology was responsible for this « instrument effect ».

    Mots-clés Pascal : Consommation alimentaire, Nutrition, Enfant, Homme, Sénégal, Afrique, Méthodologie, Poids, Biométrie corporelle, Validité, Biais méthodologique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Food intake, Nutrition, Child, Human, Senegal, Africa, Methodology, Weight, Corporal biometry, Validity, Methodological bias

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    Cote : 94-0208448

    Code Inist : 002B29B. Création : 199406.