The Illustrated Questionnaire on Eating and Sedentary Behaviors (QUICAS) was developed and validated for schoolchildren seven to ten years old. It used previous day recall and was illustrated with ten eating behaviors (referring to the act of eating without distractions, with company, on a regular basis, the type of food eaten, and participation in tasks involved in meal preparation) and five sedentary behaviors (related to the use of television, computer, tablet, cell phone, and video game). The instrument was validated in four stages: (1) Its content was developed based on literature review and expert evaluation; (2) Items were validated by comparing the responses of children and their parents, through a questionnaire on Google Forms. At this stage, a convenience sample was adopted, consisting of 145 parent-child dyads. High sensitivity (average of 90.7%); high specificity (mean of 87.9%); low number of false positives (mean of 12.1%); low number of false negatives...
Validation of the illustrated questionnaire on eating and sedentary behaviors (QUICAS) for seven to ten-year-old children.
N. Toral, Postgraduate Program in Human Nutrition, Center for Epidemiological Studies in Health and Nutrition - NESNUT, Faculty of Health Science, University of Brasilia, Campus Universitario Darcy Ribeiro, Asa Norte, Brasilia, Distrito Federal, CEP: 70910-900, Brazil. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Oliveira, G. A. L., Saldanha, M. P., Araujo, G. S., Barrio, D. O. L., Gubert, M. B., Toral, N.; Validation of the illustrated questionnaire on eating and sedentary behaviors (QUICAS) for seven to ten-year-old children.. IFIS Food and Health Sciences Database 2023; doi:
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