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Development and test-retest reliability of a nutrition knowledge questionnaire for primary-school children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22691728     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate a web-based nutritional knowledge questionnaire for primary-school children. DESIGN: Children's nutritional knowledge was assessed in five domains: healthy choices (twenty-seven items), estimated recommended portions/servings (eight items), nutrient content (five items), main food function (five items) and categorization of food items (eight items). SETTING: The questionnaires were completed in school. SUBJECTS: A convenience sample of 576 Belgian children (aged 7-12 years) from fourteen primary schools completed the questionnaire once, 386 completed the questionnaire twice. RESULTS: Healthy choices could be answered correctly by 73 % of the children, nutrients by 59 %, food categorization by 49 %, main function by 38 % and portion estimation by 36 %. Children's test-retest intra-class correlations were 0·75 for healthy choices, 0·33 for nutrients, 0·61 for food categorization, 0·44 for main function, 0·47 for portion estimation and 0·76 for the total scale. The intra-class correlation was lower in the youngest age group (grade 2: 0·51, grade 4: 0·65, grade 6: 0·66). The total score was significantly lower in the retest. The instrument was in general positively evaluated by the children. CONCLUSIONS: The instrument is a promising, practical, inexpensive tool with acceptable test-retest reliability in fourth and sixth graders.
Authors:
Carine Vereecken; Anneleen De Pauw; Stefanie Van Cauwenbergh; Lea Maes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Public health nutrition     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1475-2727     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-6-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9808463     Medline TA:  Public Health Nutr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
1Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO-Vlaanderen), Brussels, Belgium.
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