Validation of the Questionnaire “Stage of Change in Behavior of Scholars in Eating Habits and Physical Activity” (CEHAF)

José María De la Roca Chiapas, Luis Felipe García y Barragán, Claudia Susana Escalante Guerrero, Maciste Habacuc Macías Cervantes, María Elena Hernández Hernández

Resumen


To validate the questionnaire “Stage of Change in Behavior of Scholars
in Eating Habits and Physical Activity" (CEHAF). It is based on the
Transtheoretical Model, and it intends to be a useful tool for developing
strategies against childhood obesity. It measures knowledge, attitudes,
and habits towards nutrition and physical activity. Observational, crosssectional,
randomized, and multi-center study in a sample of 1671
Mexican school-age children, from 8 to 12 years old, both genders.
The CEHAF questionnaire is self-administered and consists of 35
questions, including 18 multiple choices, on habits and attitudes towards
alimentation and physical activity. Reliability analysis through Cronbach’s
alpha resulted in an alpha coefficient of 0.845. The exploratory
factor analysis revealed three theoretically-congruent factors. The final
version of the CEHAF questionnaire was conformed of 14 items. The
psychometric characteristics of the CEHAF questionnaire indicate that
it is a valid and reliable tool for assessing the stage of change in schoolage
population.

Palabras clave


Childhood obesity; Scale validation; Transtheoretical model

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11144/Javeriana.upsy16-4.vqsc

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