Brief assessment of mealtime behavior in children: Psychometrics and association with child characteristics and parent responses

Helen M. Hendy, Laura Seiverling, Colleen T. Lukens, Keith E. Williams

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Abstract

The present study examined psychometric properties of the Brief Autism Mealtime Behavior Inventory (BAMBI) when applied to a population of children with feeding problems. The new scale was renamed the Brief Assessment of Mealtime Behavior in Children (BAMBIC) for wider clinical usefulness. Parents completed questionnaires with the original BAMBI, the Child Eating Behavior Questionnaire, and the Parent Mealtime Action Scale. The revised BAMBIC developed with factor analysis had stronger psychometrics than the original scale and produced three subscales of feeding problems: Limited Variety, Food Refusal, and Disruptive Behavior. More Limited Variety was reported for boys than girls, and more Food Refusal was reported for younger children and children with special needs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalChildren's Health Care
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

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