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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:4, April, 2019

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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(4): 1889-1892

Food Frequency Questionnaire Nutritional Assessment Tool can play a Promising Role in Understanding Eating Pattern of Renal Patients
Poonam Tiwari*
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Vibhuti Khand Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, India
*Corresponding author

Diet has a very prominent role in management of renal patients. Specific nutrients particularly proteins, carbohydrate, sodium, potassium, calcium and phosphorus intake is quite detrimental. Patients on Keto- Analogues have to be very careful regarding their protein restrictions similarly during oedema fluid and sodium restrictions need to be analysed. Therefore role of food and diet has now been kept on fore fronts in various therapeutic approaches. Kamyar (2011) also emphasised on periodic dietary assessment of dialysis patients can improvise the clinical outcomes related to specific nutrients such as dietary protein, Phosphorus, Potassium etc. Food frequency questionnaire method is useful in demographic studies where one has to analyse the general eating pattern of a community or one segment of population. This method comprises of various food items and food groups which are likely to be consumed by that population. It is effective in depicting the trends of the eating pattern of a particular population or target group. Frequency of particular item can be well understood but in all consumptions the quantity may vary. Various food items may be family specific therefore there are probabilities that such food items may not find space in the FFQ. Different FFQ will be required for subjects of different regions as food habits vary from region to region. Food frequency method also requires precision in relation between consumption frequency pattern and quantity consumed in each frequency. Interviewer has to be well equipped with local eating trends, availability of regional or mentioned food items in particular locale. This FFQ assessment tool can prove to be a better tool if it is used as repeat FFQ on same respondents after counselling session so that the first FFQ and the repeat FFQ of the same subject can be compared and analysed.

Keywords: Renal patients, Nutritional assessment

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Poonam Tiwari. 2019. Food Frequency Questionnaire Nutritional Assessment Tool can play a Promising Role in Understanding Eating Pattern of Renal Patients.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(4): 1889-1892. doi:
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