Validation of the parent mealtime action scale (PMAS) when applied to children referred to a hospital-based feeding clinic

Keith E. Williams, Helen M. Hendy, Laura J. Seiverling, Salih Hakan Can

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to validate the Parent Mealtime Action Scale (PMAS) when applied to a clinical sample of 231 children with feeding problems and then to examine its association with demographic variables, diet, and weight. Parents completed questionnaires that included the PMAS, the Child Eating Behavior Questionnaire, and measure of diet variety. Confirmatory factor analysis revealed good fit for the nine dimensions of parent mealtime action found in the original PMAS study. Results from the present study suggest that the PMAS provides a valid tool for measuring parent mealtime actions of hospital samples of children with feeding problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)553-557
Number of pages5
JournalAppetite
Volume56
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychology(all)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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