Table 4: Short dietary assessment tool reliability studies among preschoolers (2–5 years).

Reference details; tool length; readministration period; sample size
TestsLanfer et al. (2011) [24]; 43 items; 0–354 days, average 4 months; Ebenegger et al. (2010) [25]; 39 items; within 4-weeks; Huybrechts et al. (2009) [27]; 47 items; 5 weeks; Huybrechts et al. (2006) [28]; 47 items; 5 weeks; Randall Simpson et al. (2008) [29]; 5 items; 2–4 weeks;

Mean/median differences (foods) Mean intakes 12/13 food groups within ±10%, 1/13 >10% (11%). Intakes generally lower first administration.
Median intakes 10/13 within ±10%, 3/13 > 20%

Paired -test ; 23.8 ± 161.2 mg
ca/d (95% CI 17.8, 65.5; 774 ± 252 v 751 ± 255)

Pearson’s correlation for Ca

Spearman’s correlation (foods) (range 0.32–0.76); ( for 8/43 foods, 0.51–0.69 for 26/43, for 9/43); readministration >4 months (0.28–0.73), <4 months (0.31–0.87) ( 0 for 8/39 (7 and 1 NS), 0.50-0.70 for 22/39 (all ), >0.70 for 9/39 (all ) ( –0.7 for 10/13, >0.7 for 3/13)

ICC0.59 (>0.50 28/39 foods)0.59 (>0.50 13/13 foods)

Kappa statistic0.48 (0.23–0.68)0.60 (95% CI 0.49–0.71)0.54 (0.39–0.71)

Wilcoxon signed-rank test: for 5/43 items, NS for 38/43 itemsNS for 13/13 foods

Cross classificationGrossly misclassified = 0%,
correctly classified = 56.7%,
and adjacent quartile = 36.7%

Abbreviations: Ca, calcium, NS, not significant.