Validity and reliability of a 14-item screener assessing Mediterranean diet adherence in Western populations

Project Details


This study aims to test whether a short questionnaire developed and used in the Spanish PREDIMED study (‘Prevention through Diet Mediterranean’) could be used to assess how far people follow a Mediterranean diet in the UK. The study will recruit 100 people at high risk of cardiovascular disease via general practices in Bristol. We will measure how much participants follow the diet by asking them to complete both the questionnaire and a 3-day food record. We will compare the results of these two methods and examine how far sticking to a Mediterranean diet affects participants’ body weight, blood pressure and blood lipid and glucose levels. We will ask participants to complete the questionnaire again a month later. This will help us to see if the questionnaire is fit for purpose and whether it produces similar answers on two different occasions. If it does, we will use the questionnaire in further research to assess people’s diets quickly and advise them on eating a Mediterranean diet.

The project is a collaboration between the Centre of Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences and the School for Social and Community Medicine (University of Bristol, Professor Gene Feder).
Alternative titleAdherence to the Mediterranean diet by people at high cardiovascular risk: reliability and validity of a screening tool in a UK population
Effective start/end date12/01/1512/07/16

Structured keywords

  • SPS Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences

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  • Research Output

    • 1 Article (Academic Journal)

    Validation of the English Version of the 14-Item Mediterranean Diet Adherence Screener of the PREDIMED Study, in People at High Cardiovascular Risk in the UK

    Papadaki, A., Johnson, L., Toumpakari, Z., England, C., Rai, M., Toms, S., Penfold, C., Zazpe, I., Martínez-González, M. A. & Feder, G., 1 Feb 2018, In : Nutrients. 10, 2, 16 p., 138.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 23 Citations (Scopus)
    299 Downloads (Pure)


    • 3 Invited talk
    • 1 Community engagement, including convening focus/advisory groups

    NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group lunchtime seminar

    Angeliki Papadaki (Invited speaker)

    13 Mar 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk

    Healthy dietary patterns: a focus on the Mediterranean diet

    Angeliki Papadaki (Speaker)

    1 Nov 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk

    Can the Mediterranean diet help with your diabetes and how can we eat more Mediterranean in England?

    Angeliki Papadaki (Advisor)

    2016 → …

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesCommunity engagement, including convening focus/advisory groups