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Risk Factor Questionnaire (RFQ-U) - Smoking and Tobacco
Please email the author for information about obtaining the instrument: Dr. Caroline Tanner,
Supplemental: Huntington's Disease (HD) and Parkinson's Disease (PD).
Short Description of Instrument
The Risk Factor Questionnaire was developed by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences PD-RFQ Epidemiology Working Group of the Collaborative Centers for Parkinson's Disease Environmental Research. This validated questionnaire was developed to provide a standard assessment tool for general use in epidemiologic studies of Parkinson's disease. It has been validated for self-report and interview. It is available in 13 languages. The PD RFQ English versions have been programmed in REDCap.
The PD-RFQ assesses exposures in the following domains: caffeine, tobacco, alcohol, physical activity, head injury, residential and occupational histories, NSAID and hormonal medications, body habitus and pesticide exposure.
Strengths: Available in multiple languages, long track record of use for data harmonization, ability to convert data into multiple aggregate measures
Weaknesses: Difficult to measure secondhand smoke exposure, not consideration of cohort effects due to changes in relevant toxicants in commonly used tobacco products over time
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Document last updated August 2022