The Characteristics, Reliability and Validity of the Persian Version of Simplified Nutritional Appetite Questionnaire (SNAQ)

AbstractBackground/AimsUsing a reliable and valid instrument to measure appetite is highly important in clinical practice and research. We aimed to evaluate characteristics, reliability and validity of the Persian version of simplified nutritional appetite questionnaire (SNAQ).Material and methodsAfter face and content validation of the SNAQ by a panel of experts, the reliability and validity of the Persian form of this questionnaire were assessed among 213 weight-reduction seeking women referring to a nutrition clinic. Furthermore, the factor analysis was performed by varimax rotation method.ResultsConfirmatory factor analysis shows that all items of the questionnaire are unified and loaded on one factor of “appetite”. Internal consistency of the test was approved by Cronbach’s alpha coefficient of 0.7. The test-retest reliability of the questionnaire was performed within a two weeks interval. The Pearson correlation showed a consistency of 0.85 between the two administrations (p
Source: The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research

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