Journal article

Development and validation of a brief general and sports nutrition knowledge questionnaire and assessment of athletes' nutrition knowledge

Gina Louise Trakman, Adrienne Forsyth, Russell Hoye, Regina Belski

JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF SPORTS NUTRITION | BMC | Published : 2018

Abstract

Background: The Nutrition for Sport Knowledge Questionnaire (NSKQ) is an 89-item, valid and reliable measure of sports nutrition knowledge (SNK). It takes 25 min to complete and has been subject to low completion and response rates. The aim of this study was to develop an abridged version of the NSKQ (A-NSKQ) and compare response rates, completion rates and NK scores of the NSKQ and A-NSKQ. Methods: Rasch analysis was used for the questionnaire validation. The sample (n = 181) was the same sample that was used in the validation of the full-length NSKQ. Construct validity was assessed using the known-group comparisons method. Temporal stability was assessed using the test-retest reliability m..

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