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DEBQDutch Eating Behavior Questionnaire (DEBQ) for assessment of restrained, emotional, and external eating behavior.
Clamp studiesThe purpose of this Standard Operation Procedure is to ensure that the process of measuring the insulin resistance of a subject in Nutrition Centres is performed under standardised conditions
Muscle tissue biopsy This procedure is used to describe the technique of the muscle tissue biopsy with needle or tweezers, taking a minimum of 50 mg of muscle tissue in the external vastus lateralis muscle of the thigh for the study of oxidative stress and gene expression analysis.
Nutrient biodisponibilityThe proportion of a nutrient that is absorbed from the diet and used for normal body functions.the bioavailability of a nutrient is governed by external and internal factors. External factors include the food matrix and the chemical form of the nutrient in question, whereas gender, age, nutrient status and life stage (e.g. pregnancy) are among the internal factors. Because aspects such as nutrient status also determine whether and how much of a nutrient is actually used, stored or excreted, some definitions of bioavailability restrict themselves to the fraction of a nutrient that is absorbed.
DEXADual-Energy X-ray absorption (DEXA) is used to measure body fat, lean tissue and bone mineral content
ImpedancemetryThe impedancemeter can determine body composition by multifrequency bio-electrical impedance
Calorimetric chambersCalorimetric chambers enable the accurate evaluation of energy expenditure and the use of energy substrates (proteins, lipids, carbohydrates) by an individual living under conditions that allow precise control of his physical activity and diet.
Double labelled waterProcedure for measuring carbon dioxide production with doubly labelled water.
Mass spectrometryMass spectrometry (MS) is an analytical chemistry technique that identifies the amount and type of chemicals present in a sample by measuring the mass-to-charge ratio and abundance of gas-phase ions.
Substrate turnoverTurnover number (also termed k<sub>cat</sub>) is defined as the maximum number of molecules of substrate that an enzyme can convert to product per catalytic site per unit of time (a turnover rate).
Adipose tissue biopsyThis procedure is used to describe the technique of the adipose tissue needle biopsy, taking 300 to 1000 mg of adipose tissue in the peri-umbilical region for histopathological examination and gene expression analysis.
Clock drawing testThe clock-drawing test is a cognitive screening instrument
SFQ The Sexual Function Questionnaire (SFQ) is a self-report outcome measure sexual function. It has recently been modified to create a 28-item version (SFQ28) including the addition of a new arousal-cognitive domain.
PANDORAPANDORA score: Patient And Nutrition Derived Outcome Risk Assessment . This instrument allows a simple comparison of hospital cohort regarding 30 day hospital mortality.
PG-SGA The patient-generated-subjective global assessment (PG-SGA) was adapted from the SGA and developed specifically for patients with cancer. A part is completed by the patient, and the physical examination is done by a health professionnal.
YAQ The Youth Adolescent Questionnaire (YAQ) is a widely used 152-item food frequency questionnaire (FFQ). It is a unidimensional assessment of the previous year's diet in 9 to 18-y-olds and requires about 30 min to complete. A typical item asks the respondents to report the frequency with which they consumed a particular food (eg, yogurt, potato chips, and noodles) over the previous year. Response categories differ by type of food; more popular items (eg, apple juice) have response categories represented by days, weeks, and months, whereas less popular foods (eg, raisins) have weekly or monthly options.
BESThe Binge Eating Scale is a sixteen item questionnaire used to assess the presence of binge eating behavior indicative of an eating disorder. The questions are based upon both behavioral characteristics (e.g., amount of food consumed) and the emotional, cognitive response, guilt or shame.
BOD PODBOD POD: A method to evaluate body composition. The BOD POD is a computerized, egg-shaped chamber. Using the same whole-body measurement principle as underwater weighing, the BOD POD measures a subject's mass and volume by air displacement plethysmography, from which their whole-body density is determined. Using these data, body fat and lean muscle mass can then be calculated.
MSQThe Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire (MSQ) is designed to measure an employee's satisfaction with his or her job. Three forms are available: two long forms (1977 version and 1967 version) and a short form.
Dietary recall | 24 hour dietary recallThe 24-hour dietary recall is an interview held in person or over the telephone where a participant is asked to report all the foods eaten in the previous 24 hour period.
MUSTMalnutrition Universal Screening Tool is a five step screening tool to identify adults that are malnourished, at risk of malnutrition or obese.It also includes guidelines for treatment plan.
Alcohol questionnaireAlcohol use questionnaire, e.g. WHO alcohol questionnaire to measure volume as well as pattern of drinking.
PEA PODThe PEA POD is an Air Displacement Plethysmography (ADP) system using whole body densitometry to determine body composition (fat and fat-free mass) in infants weighing between 1 and 8 kg.
DSM VDiagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition is the standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health professionals in the United States. The DSM consists of three major components: the diagnostic classification, the diagnostic criteria sets, and the descriptive text.
GCP Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is an international quality standard that is provided by ICH, an international body that defines standards, which governments can transpose into regulations for clinical trials involving human subjects.
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