The development of the nutrition and activity knowledge scale for use with people with an intellectual disability

Illingworth, Kaye, Moore, Kathleen A. and McGillivray, Jane 2003, The development of the nutrition and activity knowledge scale for use with people with an intellectual disability, Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 159-166, doi: 10.1046/j.1468-3148.2003.00158.x.

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Title The development of the nutrition and activity knowledge scale for use with people with an intellectual disability
Author(s) Illingworth, Kaye
Moore, Kathleen A.
McGillivray, JaneORCID iD for McGillivray, Jane orcid.org/0000-0003-2000-6488
Journal name Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities
Volume number 16
Issue number 2
Start page 159
End page 166
Publisher Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2003
ISSN 1360-2322
1468-3148
Keyword(s) intellectual disability
nutrition
obesity
physical activity
scale
Summary Background Obesity is an increasing health problem for many Australians, no less so among people with an intellectual disability. Behaviour change aimed at improving nutritional intake and increasing levels of physical activity is a requirement for the reduction of obesity. An essential part of this process is to first ascertain the level of knowledge and beliefs people with an intellectual disability have about these behaviours.

Methods The aim of this study was to develop and psychometrically evaluate a scale to assess levels of nutritional and physical activity knowledge among people with an intellectual disability.

Results Seventy-three people with an intellectual disability completed the interview-rated scale at time 1 and 66 of them completed it again at a 3-week re-test.

Conclusions The scale demonstrated strong factorial construct validity, high internal consistency and good temporal stability. The applications of this scale in future research and in intervention programmes are discussed.
Notes Published Online: 16 May 2003
Language eng
DOI 10.1046/j.1468-3148.2003.00158.x
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2003, Blackwell Publications
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30002256

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