alexa The Validation Of An Instrument To Assess Parental Feeding Styles Of Children In Filipino Language
ISSN: 2165-7904

Journal of Obesity & Weight Loss Therapy
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JOINT EVENT 10th International Conference on Childhood Obesity and Nutrition & 2nd International Conference on Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
June 12-13, 2017 Rome, Italy

Carmina Nina Salac-Grantoza
University of Santo Tomas Hospital, Philippines
ScientificTracks Abstracts: J Obes Weight Loss Ther
DOI: 10.4172/2165-7904-C1-045
Abstract
Overweight and obesity are emerging major problems among children today worldwide. Research on parent feeding styles and practices has begun to provide some clues about the role parents play in the etiology of childhood obesity. Recently, attention has been directed toward the parental feeding styles. Experts have suggested that gestation to early infancy is a critical period in which physiologic changes occur that greatly influence a child's later risk for obesity. The objective of the study is to examine validity and reliability of an instrument translated to Filipino language for characterizing parental feeding practices. Subjects were the parents with toddlers from the University of Santo Tomas Hospital. A focus group discussion was done. The toddler feeding questionnaire was translated to Filipino language. A final questionnaire underwent pretesting and Cronbach’s alpha test. Data analysis was done using Strata SE version 13. Quantitative variables were summarized while qualitative variables were tabulated. Test-retest and Cronbach’s alpha tests were done. A total of 18 parents participated in the study. About 89% of the toddlers had normal weight according to the WHO growth standards (weight for length). 2 items (Q18 and Q33) in the final questionnaire had reached significant differences (p<0.05). The overall internal reliability of the questionnaire was acceptable (alpha=0.82). This instrument was found to be valid with acceptable reliability and internal consistency.
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Carmina Niña Salac-Grantoza has completed her Degree in Doctor of Medicine at University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines. She completed her Residency in Pediatrics at University of Santo Tomas Hospital, Manila. She is currently a Fellow-in-training of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at University of Santo Tomas Hospital.

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