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Psychometric Evaluation of Dietary Habits Questionnaire for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Sami, Waqas and Ansari, Tahir and Butt, Nadeem Shafique and M. R., Abdul Hamid (2017) Psychometric Evaluation of Dietary Habits Questionnaire for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. In: Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 1st International Conference on Applied and Industrial Mathematics and Statistics (ICoAIMS 2017), 8-10 August 2017 , Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. pp. 1-6., 890 (012151). ISSN 1742-6588 (print); 1742-6596 (online)

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This research evaluated the psychometric properties of English version of dietary habits questionnaires developed for type 2 diabetic patients. There is scarcity of literature about availability of standardized questionnaires for assessing dietary habits of type 2 diabetics in Saudi Arabia. As dietary habits vary from country to country, therefore, this was an attempt to develop questionnaires that can serve as a baseline. Through intensive literature review, four questionnaires were developed / modified and subsequently tested for psychometric properties. Prior to pilot study, a pre-test was conducted to evaluate the face validity and content validity. The pilot study was conducted from 23 October – 22 November, 2016 to evaluate the questionnaires’ reliability and validity. Systematic random sampling technique was used to collect the data from 132 patients by direct investigation method. Questionnaires assessing diabetes mellitus knowledge (0.891), dietary knowledge (0.869), dietary attitude (0.841) and dietary practices (0.874) had good internal consistency reliability. Factor analysis conducted on dietary attitude questionnaire showed a valid 5 factor solution. Directions of loadings were positive and free from factorial complexity. Relying on the data obtained from type 2 diabetics, these questionnaires can be considered as reliable and valid for the assessment of dietary habits in Saudi Arabia and neighbouring Gulf countries population.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diabetes mellitus; Diabetic patient; Internal consistency reliability; Investigation methods; Literature reviews; Psychometric properties; Reliability and validity; Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Industrial Management
Depositing User: PM Dr. Mohd Rashid Ab Hamid
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2018 03:10
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2018 03:10
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