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Development of a scale to measure the trait of food neophobia in humans.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1489209     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Using standard test construction techniques, we developed a paper and pencil measure of the trait of food neophobia, which was defined as a reluctance to eat and/or avoidance of novel foods. The resulting 10-item test was found to have satisfactory test-retest reliability and internal consistency. Three behavioral validation studies demonstrated that test scores predicted behavior in laboratory food selection situations. Scores on the measure were found to be correlated with trait anxiety, age, the Experience Seeking subscale of the Sensation Seeking Scale, general neophobia, and general familiarity and experience with unusual foods. Scores were not related to gender or to finickiness.
Authors:
P Pliner; K Hobden
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Appetite     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0195-6663     ISO Abbreviation:  Appetite     Publication Date:  1992 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-02-23     Completed Date:  1993-02-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006808     Medline TA:  Appetite     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  105-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Erindale College, University of Toronto, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Attitude
Female
Food Preferences*
Humans
Male
Methods
Middle Aged

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