Identifying correlates of young adults' weight behavior: survey development.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

OBJECTIVE: To describe the development and psychometric properties of survey measures relevant to eating, physical activity, and weight-related behaviors among young adults. METHODS: Focus groups and reliability testing guided the development of the Project EAT-III survey. The final survey was completed by 2287 young adults. RESULTS: The systematic process employed led to a psychometrically sound and developmentally appropriate survey. Test-retest reliabilities for items included on the final survey were mostly moderate to good, and Cronbach alphas were >0.7 for 83% of developed scales. CONCLUSIONS: Future studies may find the systematic process used to be helpful in creating other weight-related surveys.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Larson, N; Neumark-Sztainer, D; Story, M; van den Berg, P; Hannan, PJ

Published Date

  • November 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 712 - 725

PubMed ID

  • 22251762

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3297483

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1945-7359


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States