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Validation of the Japanese version of the power of food scale in a young adult population.
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PMID:  23045867     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
To validate a Japanese version of Power of Food Scale (PFS-J), and to describe characteristics in appetitive motives among current Japanese young adults, the original English PFS was translated into Japanese and translated back into English, to confirm conceptual and linguistic equivalence, and administered to university students. Test-retest reliability of the PFS-J was evaluated in additional experiments. The PFS-J demonstrated good internal consistency and stability over time. Confirmatory factor analyses demonstrated that the PFS-J has acceptable factor structure. Criterion validity was suggested, in that the relationship between the original PFS and Three-Factor Eating Questionnaire Revised-21 was similar to that between the Japanese versions of the scales. While no association was observed between the scores of PFS-J and Body Mass Index, the scores were higher in women than in men. Characteristics of the appetitive motives in Japan might be different from those in western countries.
Takahiro Yoshikawa; Keisuke Orita; Yasuyoshi Watanabe; Masaaki Tanaka
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Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychological reports     Volume:  111     ISSN:  0033-2941     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychol Rep     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376475     Medline TA:  Psychol Rep     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  253-65     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Sports Medicine, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-4-3 Asahi-machi, Abenoku, Osaka 545-8585, Japan.
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