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ERIC Number: EJ876214
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1499-4046
Mother-Child Agreement on the Child's Past Food Exposure
Thongudomporn, Udom; Chongsuvivatwong, Virasakdi; Geater, Alan F.
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, v42 n2 p131-136 Mar-Apr 2010
Objective: To assess mother-child agreement on the child's past food exposure, and factors affecting response discrepancy. Methods: Twelve- to 14-year-old children and their mothers (n = 78) in an urban community, a rural community, and 2 orthodontic clinics completed a 69-item food questionnaire to determine mother-child level of agreement on the child's past consumption frequency; response discrepancies; the frequencies that the mother cooked for and ate together with her child; food types; mother-child pair effect; and food item effect. Results: Sixty-eight percent of food items had moderate to good agreement (Kqw greater than or equal to 0.41). Rural pairs had lower odds of producing response discrepancy (odds ratio = 0.55). Variances of the mother-child pair and food item random effects were 0.87 and 0.08, respectively. Conclusions and Implications: The child's past food exposure recall by the mother and the child had moderate to good agreement, especially among rural mother-child pairs. Mother-child disagreement was not affected by the food items. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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