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The Adaptation of the Adolescent Food Habit Checklist to the Turkish Adolescents.

İnci Arıkan, Ayse Esra Aksu, Selma Metintas, Cemalettin Kalyoncu.

Background: Adolescent Food Habit Checklist (AFHC) is an instrument designed to measure eating behaviours of adolescents. The aim of the study was to adapt AFHC for the Turkish cultural settings and evaluate its� reliability and construct validity.
Methods: Forward and backward translations were carried out and Turkish version of the AFHC was generated. AFHC was administered to 347 students attending second grade primary school. Validity and reliability analyses were used for the assessment of the study data.
Results: Four item with the inter-item correlation below 0,2 was eliminated from Turkish version of AFHC. The final instrument consist of 19 items, evaluating consumption of sugar (4 item), fat (6 item), fruit-vegetable (6 item), carbohydrate and fast food (2 item) and general diet (1 item). The inter-item correlation of these items were between 0,21 and 0,46. The instrument was internally consistent, with Cronbach's alpha-coefficients of 0,718. There was positive correlation with test-retest reliability ( r=0.854; p

Key words: Food habits, scale, adolescence, validation, reliability, Turkish

Article Language: Turkish English

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