Research Brief| Volume 35, ISSUE 2, P93-97, March 2003

Validation of a Fruit, Juice, and Vegetable Availability Questionnaire

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      To assess the validity of a self-reported fruit, juice, and vegetable home availability measure.




      In-home interviews.


      Forty-eight parents of fourth to sixth grade children.

      Main Outcome Measures

      Scales assessing self-reported home availability of fruit, 100% fruit juice, and vegetables over the past 7 days compared with an observed home inventory conducted on the interview day.


      Cohen's kappa of agreement, specificity and sensitivity, and correlations, with significance level < .05.


      There was substantial agreement between self-reported and observed home inventories of many fruit, 100% fruit juice, and vegetables among participating families in this study.

      Conclusions and Implications

      Self-reported shelf inventories can be an effective tool for use in assessing the availability of fruit, juice, and vegetables in the home.

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