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Confirmatory factor analysis of the Malay version comprehensive feeding practices questionnaire tested among mothers of primary school children in Malaysia


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Shohaimi, Shamarina and Wong, Yoke Wei and Mohd Shariff, Zalilah (2014) Confirmatory factor analysis of the Malay version comprehensive feeding practices questionnaire tested among mothers of primary school children in Malaysia. The Scientific World Journal, 2014. art. no. 676174. pp. 1-11. ISSN 2356-6140; ESSN: 1537-744X

Abstract

Comprehensive feeding practices questionnaire (CFPQ) is an instrument specifically developed to evaluate parental feeding practices. It has been confirmed among children in America and applied to populations in France, Norway, and New Zealand. In order to extend the application of CFPQ, we conducted a factor structure validation of the translated version of CFPQ (CFPQ-M) using confirmatory factor analysis among mothers of primary school children (N = 397) in Malaysia. Several items were modified for cultural adaptation. Of 49 items, 39 items with loading factors > 0.40 were retained in the final model. The confirmatory factor analysis revealed that the final model (twelve-factor model with 39 items and 2 error covariances) displayed the best fit for our sample (Chi-square = 1147; df = 634; P < 0.05; CFI = 0.900; RMSEA = 0.045; SRMR = 0.0058). The instrument with some modifications was confirmed among mothers of school children in Malaysia. The present study extends the usability of the CFPQ and enables researchers and parents to better understand the relationships between parental feeding practices and related problems such as childhood obesity.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Faculty of Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/676174
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Keywords: Comprehensive feeding practices questionnaire (CFPQ); mothers of primary school children; Malaysia; Confirmatory factor analysis
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2016 06:05
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2016 06:05
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/36885
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