Journal article

Development of a scale to measure 9-11-year-olds' attitudes towards breakfast

K Tapper, S Murphy, R Lynch, R Clark, GF Moore, L Moore

European Journal of Clinical Nutrition | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2008

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Development and validation of a questionnaire to measure children's attitudes towards breakfast. DESIGN: A pilot study was used to select questionnaire items and assess test-retest reliability. The questionnaire was then administered to a larger sample of children together with a dietary recall questionnaire. Randomly selected subsets of these children also completed a dietary recall interview or their parents were asked to complete a questionnaire relating to their child's breakfast eating habits. SETTING: Primary schools in south, west and north Wales, UK. SUBJECTS: A total of 2495 children (199 in pilot testing, 2382 in the main study) in years 5 and 6 (aged 9-11 years). RESULT..

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