Psychometric Properties of the Physical Activity , Nutrition , and Technology Survey

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Karlie Mirabelli (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
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Abstract: In the United States , 12.7 million children and adolescent are currently obese (Ogden , Carroll , Fryar , & Flegal , 2015). The serious medical and psychosocial implications of obesity have made monitoring weight and related health outcomes an area of interest for treatment developers. Clearly there is a need for reliable and valid self-report health measures for children and adolescents (Committee on Evaluating Progress of Obesity Prevention Effort , Food and Nutrition Board , & Institute of Medicine , 2013; Glasgow et al. , 2005). Motivating Adolescents with Technology to CHOOSE Health (MATCH) is a wellness intervention tailored to the national curriculum standards for seventh grade students. Progress monitoring in the MATCH program is achieved using the Physical Activity , Nutrition , and Technology (PANT) Survey , which was developed by the MATCH researchers to measure weight management strategies across the domains of physical activity , nutritional choices , and technology use. The current study examines the construct validity of the PANT survey using both exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses , then examines the association between those factor(s) and body mass index to establish criterion validity. The data for the analysis was collected from a sample of 5 , 481 students participating in the MATCH studies from 47 schools across North Carolina.

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Language: English
Date: 2019
MATCH, reliability, item writing, health, healthy weight, weight

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