Adaptation of a Dietary Screener for Asian Americans

Jeannette M. Beasley, Stella Yi, Matthew Lee, Agnes Park, Lorna E. Thorpe, Simona C. Kwon, Pasquale Rummo

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Abstract

No brief dietary screeners are available that capture dietary consumption patterns of Asian Americans. The purpose of this article is to describe the cultural adaptation of the validated Dietary Screener Questionnaire (DSQ) for use by clinicians, researchers, and community-based partners seeking to understand and intervene on dietary behaviors among English-speaking Asian Americans, for the six largest Asian subgroups (Chinese, Filipino, Asian Indian, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese) in the United States. This was mainly accomplished by adding culturally specific examples of foods to the questionnaire items via searching online databases and soliciting input from members of our community partner network representing each of the six largest Asian subgroups. Over half of the 26 items on the DSQ were modified to include more culturally specific foods. Developing high-quality tools that reflect the diversity of the U.S. population are critical to implement nutrition interventions that do not inadvertently widen health disparities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalHealth promotion practice
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • Asian Americans
  • Dietary Screener Questionnaire
  • cultural adaptation
  • dietary consumption patterns
  • implementation science

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)

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