The Reliability and Validity Study of the Chinese Child Feeding Questionnaire: Using Preschool Children as an Example

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243483
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Reliability and Validity Study of the Chinese Child Feeding Questionnaire: Using Preschool Children as an Example
Author(s):
Chang, Pi-Chen
Author Details:
Chang, Pi-Chen, PhD, pichen@tmu.edu.tw;
Abstract:
Purpose: Childhood obesity is increasingly pervasive, with prevalence rates near doubling during the past two decades. The development of appropriate survey instruments to identify factors that may be related to childhood overweight is essential to more fully understand this phenomenon. The Child Feeding Questionnaire (CFQ) is a self-report measure to assess parental beliefs, attitudes, and practices regarding child feeding, with a concern on obesity proneness in children. The CFQ is designed for use with parents of children ranging in age from about 2 to 11 years of age. This study is to test the validity and factor structure of the translated version of the CFQ among parents of Taiwanese preschool children. 

Methods: Confirmatory factor analysis was used to explore the validity of the translated CFQ to examine child feeding behaviors and attitudes in a sample of 451 parents of Taiwanese preschool children from schools in Hinchu and Taoyuan Counties. The structural equation modeling software Linear Structural Relationships (LISREL) was applied for the confirmatory factor analysis.

Results: The confirmatory factor analysis suggested that adding three error covariances constraint and dropping two items with a low factor loading. After these modifications, the 7-factor model displayed acceptable fit and most items loaded as expected. Internal consistencies for the seven factors were between 0.75 to 0.93.

 Conclusion: Our study confirmed the validity and reliability of the translated CFQ to assess child feeding practices and attitudes among parents of Taiwanese preschool children.

Keywords:
child feedingTYPE NEW KEYWORD HERE; preschoolTYPE NEW KEYWORD HERE
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Reliability and Validity Study of the Chinese Child Feeding Questionnaire: Using Preschool Children as an Exampleen_GB
dc.contributor.authorChang, Pi-Chenen_GB
dc.author.detailsChang, Pi-Chen, PhD, pichen@tmu.edu.tw;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243483-
dc.description.abstract<b>Purpose: </b>Childhood obesity is increasingly pervasive, with prevalence rates near doubling during the past two decades. The development of appropriate survey instruments to identify factors that may be related to childhood overweight is essential to more fully understand this phenomenon. The Child Feeding Questionnaire (CFQ) is a self-report measure to assess parental beliefs, attitudes, and practices regarding child feeding, with a concern on obesity proneness in children. The CFQ is designed for use with parents of children ranging in age from about 2 to 11 years of age. This study is to test the validity and factor structure of the translated version of the CFQ among parents of Taiwanese preschool children.&nbsp; <p><b>Methods: </b>Confirmatory factor analysis was used to explore the validity of the translated CFQ to examine child feeding behaviors and attitudes in a sample of 451 parents of Taiwanese preschool children from schools in Hinchu and Taoyuan Counties. The structural equation modeling software Linear Structural Relationships (LISREL) was applied for the confirmatory factor analysis. <p><b>Results: </b>The confirmatory factor analysis suggested that adding three error covariances constraint and dropping two items with a low factor loading. After these modifications, the 7-factor model displayed acceptable fit and most items loaded as expected. Internal consistencies for the seven factors were between 0.75 to 0.93. <p>&nbsp;<b>Conclusion: </b>Our study confirmed the validity and reliability of the translated CFQ to assess child feeding practices and attitudes among parents of Taiwanese preschool children.en_GB
dc.subjectchild feedingTYPE NEW KEYWORD HEREen_GB
dc.subjectpreschoolTYPE NEW KEYWORD HEREen_GB
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:22:53Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:22:53Z-
dc.conference.date2012en_GB
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen_GB
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