The psychometric properties of the Child Feeding Questionnaire (CFQ) in Turkey


Camci N., BAŞ M., Buyukkaragoz A. H.

APPETITE, vol.78, pp.49-54, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 78
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.appet.2014.03.009
  • Journal Name: APPETITE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.49-54
  • Keywords: Child Feeding Questionnaire, Turkish parents, Validity and reliability, Turkish CFQ, CONFIRMATORY FACTOR-ANALYSIS, EATING ATTITUDES TEST, PARENTING STYLE, OBESITY, OVERWEIGHT, WEIGHT, FRUIT, VALIDATION, BEHAVIOR, INDEX
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to test the reliability and validity of the Child Feeding Questionnaire (CFQ) among Turkish parents. The questionnaire was administered to 490 participants. Construct validity was assessed by principal component factor analysis with varimax rotation and reliability was tested by Cronbach's alpha coefficient. For testing criterion-related validity, EAT-40 with DEBQ was also administered to 490 participants. Results showed the presence of seven major factors (perceived responsibility, perceived parent weight, perceived child weight, concern about child weight, pressure to eat, monitoring and restriction) with loadings similar to those of the original questionnaire. Seven subscales of the CFQ had higher internal consistency and test-retest reliability. This study clearly demonstrates the factorial validity and the reliability of a Turkish version of the CFQ. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.