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Test-retest reliability and agreement between children's and parent's reports of a computerized food preferences tool

Carine Vereecken UGent, Marc Covents UGent, Julie Parmentier and Lea Maes UGent (2013) PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION. 16(1). p.8-14
abstract
Objective: To investigate test-retest reliability of primary-school children's reports of food preferences and to investigate agreement with parental reports. Design: Children completed an online test and retest, one to two weeks later, during school hours; parents completed a paper-and-pencil or an online questionnaire at home. The children's preferences questionnaire contained 148 food items, reduced to twelve scales; the parental questionnaire contained seventy-eight items reduced to nine scales. Setting: Children of fourteen primary schools in Belgium-Flanders. Subjects: In total 572 children participated; test-retest data were available for 354 children, children's tests could be matched to 362 parental reports. Results: Test-retest intraclass correlations were on average 0-73, ranging between 0-62 and 0-86; correlations between children's and parents' reports were on average 0-50, ranging between 0-32 and 0-62. Retest preferences were significantly higher for more than half of the scales. Children reported higher preferences than their parents for milk & milk products, fruit and soft drinks, while parents reported higher preferences for bread & breakfast cereals, meat, snacks and sauces. Conclusions: The results indicate that the test-retest stability was good; however, agreement between parents and children was rather low to moderate.
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journalArticle (original)
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published
subject
keyword
Food preferences, Primary-school children, Reliability, Parents, Online, GENDER-DIFFERENCES, FRUIT, ASSOCIATIONS
journal title
PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION
Public Health Nutr.
volume
16
issue
1
pages
8 - 14
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000313399300003
JCR category
PUBLIC, ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
JCR impact factor
2.483 (2013)
JCR rank
45/162 (2013)
JCR quartile
2 (2013)
ISSN
1368-9800
DOI
10.1017/S1368980012001085
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
2939506
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2939506
date created
2012-06-27 10:24:05
date last changed
2015-06-17 10:10:09
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Design: Children completed an online test and retest, one to two weeks later, during school hours; parents completed a paper-and-pencil or an online questionnaire at home. The children's preferences questionnaire contained 148 food items, reduced to twelve scales; the parental questionnaire contained seventy-eight items reduced to nine scales. 
Setting: Children of fourteen primary schools in Belgium-Flanders. 
Subjects: In total 572 children participated; test-retest data were available for 354 children, children's tests could be matched to 362 parental reports. 
Results: Test-retest intraclass correlations were on average 0-73, ranging between 0-62 and 0-86; correlations between children's and parents' reports were on average 0-50, ranging between 0-32 and 0-62. Retest preferences were significantly higher for more than half of the scales. Children reported higher preferences than their parents for milk \& milk products, fruit and soft drinks, while parents reported higher preferences for bread \& breakfast cereals, meat, snacks and sauces. 
Conclusions: The results indicate that the test-retest stability was good; however, agreement between parents and children was rather low to moderate.},
  author       = {Vereecken, Carine and Covents, Marc and Parmentier, Julie and Maes, Lea},
  issn         = {1368-9800},
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  keyword      = {Food preferences,Primary-school children,Reliability,Parents,Online,GENDER-DIFFERENCES,FRUIT,ASSOCIATIONS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {8--14},
  title        = {Test-retest reliability and agreement between children's and parent's reports of a computerized food preferences tool},
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  volume       = {16},
  year         = {2013},
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Chicago
Vereecken, Carine, Marc Covents, Julie Parmentier, and Lea Maes. 2013. “Test-retest Reliability and Agreement Between Children’s and Parent's Reports of a Computerized Food Preferences Tool.” Public Health Nutrition 16 (1): 8–14.
APA
Vereecken, C., Covents, M., Parmentier, J., & Maes, L. (2013). Test-retest reliability and agreement between children’s and parent's reports of a computerized food preferences tool. PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION, 16(1), 8–14.
Vancouver
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Vereecken C, Covents M, Parmentier J, Maes L. Test-retest reliability and agreement between children’s and parent's reports of a computerized food preferences tool. PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION. 2013;16(1):8–14.
MLA
Vereecken, Carine, Marc Covents, Julie Parmentier, et al. “Test-retest Reliability and Agreement Between Children’s and Parent's Reports of a Computerized Food Preferences Tool.” PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION 16.1 (2013): 8–14. Print.