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Projektname: SHARE Wave 9 – New items on financial decision making, successful ageing, eating habits, sleep, long-term care insurance, and long-term care expectations (English Version)

  1. Allgemeine Informationen: *Note: This item was tested in German. This is an English translation of the original German wording.*
  2. Fragetext: Please look at card 2. In a regular week, how often do you consume a serving of fruits or vergetables?

    [Bitte sehen Sie sich Liste 2 an. In einer normalen Woche – wie oft nehmen Sie eine Portion Obst oder Gemüse zu sich?]
  3. Antwortkategorien:

    Every day

    3-6 times a week

    Twice a week

    Once a week

    Less than once a week


    1. Empfehlungen: Question: The question should be supplemented by a definition of what is meant by “a serving of fruits or vegetables.” A possible formulation can be found in the recommendation on question 3.
      Furthermore, the question could be simplified grammatically:

      "How often do you consume a serving of fruits or vegetables in a regular week?”

      [„Wie oft nehmen Sie in einer normalen Woche eine Portion Obst oder Gemüse zu sich?“]

      Response options: We recommend making the answer options uniform and either write out "three to six times" [„Drei- bis sechsmal“ ] or write all response options as numbers.
  1. Eingesetzte kognitive Technik/en: Emergent Probing
  2. Befund zur Frage: Since the explanation is only given in question 3, do the respondents have difficulties in defining a “serving” in question 2?

    None of the respondents asked what was meant by "a serving of fruit or vegetables" in this question or commented otherwise on the lack of a definition of a serving. However, to ensure that respondents in the main survey are thinking of comparable servings, we recommend adding an explicit definition to the question.
  1. Thema der Frage: Gesellschaft & Soziales/ Generation 55+ & Ruhestand
  2. Konstrukt: Regularity of vegetables/fruits intake