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Project Title: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. General Information: *Note: This item was tested in German. This is an English translation of the original German wording.*
  2. Question Text: 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. Answer Categories Every day [Jeden Tag]

    3-6 times a week [3-6 mal pro Woche]

    Twice a week [Zweimal pro Woche]

    Once a week [Einmal pro Woche]

    Less than once a week [Weniger als einmal pro Woche]

    1. Recommendations: 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. Cognitive Techniques:Information image/link to cognitive pretesting Emergent Probing
  2. Findings for Question: 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. Question Topic: Personality/ Behavior
  2. Construct: Regularity of vegetables/fruits intake