Year 2010

Banna JC, Vera Becerra LE, Kaiser LL, Townsend MS.  Using qualitative methods to improve questionnaires for Spanish speakers: Assessing face validity of a food behavior checklist. J Am Diet Assoc. 2010;110:80-90.


Development of outcome measures relevant to health nutrition behaviors requires a rigorous process of testing and revision. Whereas researchers often report performance of quantitative data collection to assess questionnaire validity and reliability, qualitative testing procedures are often overlooked. This report outlines a procedure for assessing face validity of a Spanish-language dietary assessment tool.