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Usefulness of the food habits questionnaire in a worksite setting.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12559062     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To examine the validity and reliability of the 24-item Food Habits Questionnaire (FHQ) in a worksite setting. DESIGN: In a longitudinal design, subjects in a 9-month worksite intervention program completed the FHQ pre- and postintervention. A randomly selected subsample also completed 2 sets of 4-day food records. SETTING: Three locations within a multisite industrial equipment company. PARTICIPANTS: Subjects (N = 178) self-selected to participate in the program and completed the FHQ. Mean age was 40.7+/-10.6, 60% were male, and 82% were white, and there were 15 occupational categories. Thirty-two subjects completed 2 sets of 4-day food records. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: To examine the validity and reliability of the FHQ total scale and subscales in a worksite setting with both men and women from varying socioeconomic levels. ANALYSIS: Cronbach a coefficient to estimate internal consistency for the total scale and the subscales, Pearson correlation coefficients to estimate test-retest reliabilities and criterion validity. RESULTS: For the 5 subscales, findings showed generally low internal consistency, moderate test-retest reliability, and low to moderate correlations with food record results. Psychometric properties for the total score of the FHQ included satisfactory internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and criterion validity. CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS: The FHQ subscales did not perform well and need to be more fully developed. Therefore, the FHQ may best be used as a total scale score to indicate fat-related behaviors.
Mary P Spoon; Paul G Devereux; Jamie A Benedict; Carolyn Leontos; Nora Constantino; David Christy; Gwenn Snow
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nutrition education and behavior     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1499-4046     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nutr Educ Behav     Publication Date:    2002 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-01-31     Completed Date:  2003-03-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101132622     Medline TA:  J Nutr Educ Behav     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  268-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Nutrition, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada 89557, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Disease / diet therapy*
Dietary Fats
Energy Intake / physiology
Food Habits / psychology*
Longitudinal Studies
Reproducibility of Results
Workplace / psychology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Fats

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