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Development and Validation of the Vietnamese Children Short Dietary Questionnaire

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This dataset was used to examine the reproducibility and validity of the Vietnamese Children's Short Dietary Questionnaire (VCSDQ) in children 9-11 years old in urban Vietnam. The data was collected in July and Sep-Oct 2019 n Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

This study aims to develop and assess the reproducibility and validity of the Vietnamese Children’s Short Dietary Questionnaire (VCSDQ) in evaluating food groups intakes and dietary practices among school-aged children 9–11 years old in urban Vietnam. A 26-item questionnaire covering frequency intakes of five core food groups, five non-core food groups, five dietary practices over a week, and daily intakes of fruits, vegetables, and water was developed. Children (n = 144) from four primary schools in four areas of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam completed the VCSDQ twice, as well as three consecutive 24 h recalls over a week. Intra-class correlation, Spearman correlation, weighted kappa, cross-classification, and Bland–Altman plots were used to evaluate the reproducibility and validity. The direct validity of food groups from VCSDQ against the 24 h recalls was examined using Wilcoxon-test for trend. The VCSDQ had good reproducibility in 12 out of 15 group items; the ICC ranged from 0.33 (grains) to 0.84 (eating while watching screens). This VCSDQ had low relative validity, two items (instant noodles, eating while watching screens) had a moderate to good agreement (k = 0.43, k = 0.84). There was good direct validity in three core-food groups (fruits, vegetables, dairy) and three non-core food groups (sweetened beverages, instant noodles, processed meat). In addition, the VCSDQ can also be used to classify daily intakes of fruits and vegetables from low to high.

The data owner would like to acknowledge the contributions of their supervisors, A. Prof Jolieke Van der Pols, Prof. Danielle Gallegos, Dr Smita Nambiar-Mann and Dr Quoc-Cuong Tran (external supervisor). 

Geographical area of data collection



Mai, T.M.T.; Tran, Q.C.; Nambiar, S.; Pols, J.C.V.d.; Gallegos, D. Development and Validation of the Vietnamese Children’s Short Dietary Questionnaire to Evaluate Food Groups Intakes and Dietary Practices among 9–11-Year-Olds Children in Urban Vietnam. Nutrients 2022, 14, 3996. http://dx.doi.org/https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14193996

Research areas

Nutritional epidemiology
Public health
Nutrition and dietetics
Food sciences

Cite this collection

Mai, Thi My Thien; (2022): Development and Validation of the VCSDQ to Evaluate Food Groups Intakes and Dietary Practices among 9-11-Year-Olds Children in Urban Vietnam. Queensland University of Technology. (Dataset) https://doi.org/10.25912/RDF_1665022859542

Data file types

Microsoft Excel (.xlsx)


Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC-BY)


© Thi My Thien Mai, 2022.

Dates of data collection

From 2019-07-6 to 2019-10-01


Has association with
Danielle Gallegos  (Researcher)
Jolieke van der Pols  (Researcher)
Smita Nambiar-Mann  (Researcher)


Name: Ms Thi My Thien Mai


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Published - Open Access