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Child Care Health Dev. 2010 Jul;36(4):508-15. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2010.01074.x. Epub 2010 Mar 9.

The Lifestyle Behaviour Checklist: evaluation of the factor structure.

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  • 1Parenting and Family Support Centre, School of Psychology, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Qld, Australia.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Childhood overweight and obesity have been identified as a significant global health problem, and have multiple health and socio-emotional sequelae. The family context and parenting behaviours in particular play an important role in childhood overweight and obesity; however, limited research has explored the relationship between parenting and child obesity. The aim of this research was to refine the content of a tool designed to assess child lifestyle behaviour problems and parents' confidence in managing these behaviours.

DESIGN:

Content revisions of the Lifestyle Behaviour Checklist (LBC) were undertaken, and the psychometric properties were examined.

SUBJECTS:

One hundred and fifty-six parents of an overweight or obese child completed the LBC, as well as questionnaires regarding child behaviour in general and parenting practices.

RESULTS:

The results of this study support the validity of the revised LBC as a measure of parental concerns about weight-related problem behaviour, and provide evidence for a four-factor structure and strong internal consistency.

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