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Title: Validation of the Children's Eating Behavior Questionnaire in 5 and 6 Year-Old Children: The GUSTO Cohort Study
Authors: Quah PL 
Fries LR
Chan MJ 
Fogel A
McCrickerd K
Goh AT
Aris IM 
Lee YS 
Pang WW 
Basnyat I
Wee HL 
Yap F 
Godfrey KM
Chong YS 
Shek LPC 
Tan KH 
Forde CG 
Chong MFF 
Keywords: BMI z-score
Children's eating behaviors
Confirmatory factor analysis
Exploratory factor analysis
Growing up in Singapore toward healthy outcomes
Issue Date: 4-Nov-2019
Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Citation: Quah PL, Fries LR, Chan MJ, Fogel A, McCrickerd K, Goh AT, Aris IM, Lee YS, Pang WW, Basnyat I, Wee HL, Yap F, Godfrey KM, Chong YS, Shek LPC, Tan KH, Forde CG, Chong MFF (2019-11-04). Validation of the Children's Eating Behavior Questionnaire in 5 and 6 Year-Old Children: The GUSTO Cohort Study. Front Psychol 10 (Apr-19) : 824. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Revised subscales of the Children's Eating Behavior Questionnaire (CEBQ) have been proposed to be more appropriate for assessing appetitive traits in Singaporean 3 year-olds, but the CEBQ has not yet been validated in older children in this population. The current study aimed to validate the CEBQ at ages 5 (n = 653) and 6 (n = 449) in the ethnically diverse GUSTO cohort. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) examined whether the established eight-factor model of the CEBQ was supported in this sample. Overall, the CFA showed a poor model fit at both ages 5 and 6. At both ages 5 and 6, an exploratory factor analysis revealed a six-factor structure: food fussiness, enjoyment of food, slowness in eating, emotional undereating, emotional overeating and desire to drink. Cronbach's alpha estimates ranged from 0.70 to 0.85 for all subscales. Criterion validity was tested by correlating subscales with the weight status of 6 years of age. At age 5 and 6, lower scores of slowness of eating while higher scores of enjoyment of food was associated with child overweight. At age 6, higher scores of desire to drink was also associated child overweight. In conclusion, a revised six factor-structure of the CEBQ at ages 5 and 6 were more appropriate for examining appetitive traits in this sample. © 2019 Quah, Fries, Chan, Fogel, McCrickerd, Goh, Aris, Lee, Pang, Basnyat, Wee, Yap, Godfrey, Chong, Shek, Tan, Forde and Chong.
Source Title: Front Psychol
ISSN: 1664-1078
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00824
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