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Development of a nutritional knowledge questionnaire

Towler, G and Shepherd, R (1990) Development of a nutritional knowledge questionnaire Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 3 (4). pp. 255-264.

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This paper describes the development and validation of a nutritional knowledge questionnaire. The questionnaire included a forced choice nutrient density section and multiple choice exercise. Two groups of respondents (group 1, nutrition professionals, n = 27; group 2, engineering undergraduates, n = 55) completed the questionnaire. Significant differences were found between group scores for each of the four nutrients (protein, carbohydrate, fat and fibre) and for the multiple choice (P < 0.001). Cronbach's alpha for the complete questionnaire was 0.82. These results suggest a robust and valid test instrument for the measurement of nutritional knowledge, which will be used to examine relationships between nutritional knowledge and behaviour.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Towler, G
Date : 3 October 1990
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 09:17
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 16:31

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