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Public Health Nutr. 2004 Apr;7(2):353-6.

Reliability of parental and self-reported determinants of fruit and vegetable intake among 6th graders.

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  • 1Institute for Nutrition Research, University of Oslo, Box 1046 Blindern, 0316 Oslo, Norway. elling.bere@basalmed.uio.no

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To assess the reliability of newly developed questionnaires measuring theoretical constructs believed to predict fruit and vegetable consumption among 6th-grade pupils.

DESIGN:

Participating pupils and parents completed questionnaires twice, 14 days apart.

SETTING:

One hundred and twenty-nine pupils from 6th-grade classes (average age: 11.9 years) at two schools in Norway and their parents were invited to participate.

RESULTS:

The test-retest reliability was found to be good or very good for scales reported both by the pupils and their parents. All scales showed acceptable to strong correlations between time 1 and time 2, and only one scale had significant different mean values at the two times. The internal consistency reliability of the scales was acceptable to good.

CONCLUSIONS:

Sixth graders and their parents are able to provide reliable reports on theoretical determinants of the pupil's fruit and vegetable consumption.

PMID:
15003144
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