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Am J Health Behav. 2002 Jul-Aug;26(4):284-95.

Survey development for assessing correlates of young adolescents' eating.

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Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55454-1054, USA. birnbaum@epi.umn.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To describe the development and psychometric testing of a survey to assess multiple influences on young adolescents' eating behaviors.

METHODS:

A 204-item survey was piloted with middle-school students. We incorporated a broad view of determinants of eating behavior in an effort to expand the current field of predictors.

RESULTS:

The survey was reduced to 147 items and administered to 3,878 students. Internal consistencies were generally >0.70. Test-retest reliabilities were 0.30-0.98, mostly >0.60.

CONCLUSIONS:

We estimated psychometric properties for a range of measures in a diverse sample. This is important as the increasing demand for outcomes-based research expands the need for psychometrically sound survey measures.

PMID:
12081361
DOI:
10.5993/ajhb.26.4.5
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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