Table 3

Group means for the LBC items
Problem scale Confidence scale
Healthy weight Overweight + obese Healthy weight Overweight + obese
(N = 242) (N = 31) (N = 242) (N = 31)
Item My child Mean sd Mean sd F p Mean sd Mean sd F p
1. Eats too quickly 1.24 0.65 1.81 1.33 15.11 <0.001 8.72 1.42 8.29 1.70 2.40 0.123
2. Eats too much food 1.33 0.78 2.45 1.59 42.30 <0.001 8.58 1.51 8.03 1.70 3.48 0.063
3. Eats unhealthy snacks 1.93 0.95 2.74 1.55 17.20 <0.001 8.34 1.48 7.48 1.75 8.78 0.003
4. Whinges or whines about food 2.45 1.24 2.84 1.37 2.57 0.110 8.15 1.43 7.74 1.79 2.09 0.150
5. Yells about food 1.28 0.81 1.29 0.90 0.00 0.952 8.85 1.10 9.01 0.95 0.64 0.425
6. Throws a tantrum about food 1.24 0.76 1.45 1.23 1.88 0.172 8.44 1.75 8.35 2.04 0.06 0.808
7. Refuses to eat certain foods (i.e. fussy eating) 2.62 1.53 2.63 1.70 0.00 0.966 7.98 1.78 7.81 1.70 0.28 0.600
8. Argues about food (e.g. when you say No more) 1.54 0.89 1.81 0.95 2.35 0.126 8.44 1.54 8.06 1.48 1.67 0.197
9. Demands extra helpings at meals 1.19 0.61 1.61 0.84 12.04 0.001 8.68 1.46 8.48 1.41 0.51 0.476
10. Requests food continuously between meals 1.63 0.93 2.52 1.63 20.41 <0.001 8.49 1.40 8.13 1.50 1.82 0.178
11. Demands food when shopping or on outings 1.55 0.86 1.77 1.02 1.81 0.180 8.63 1.42 8.55 1.23 0.10 0.754
12. Sneaks food when they know they are not supposed to 1.35 0.79 1.84 1.53 8.00 0.005 8.38 1.67 7.84 1.99 2.73 0.100
13. Hides food 1.16 0.57 1.35 1.08 2.56 0.111 8.43 1.71 7.97 1.87 1.94 0.165
14. Steals food (e.g. from other children’s lunchboxes) 1.12 0.67 1.26 1.13 1.02 0.315 8.44 1.81 8.23 1.65 0.39 0.535
15. Eats food to comfort themselves when feeling let down or depressed 1.19 0.74 1.74 1.37 12.08 0.001 8.36 1.81 8.03 1.85 0.87 0.351
16. Watches too much television 2.36 1.14 3.19 1.60 13.43 <0.001 8.03 1.48 7.39 1.65 5.09 0.025
17. Spends too much time playing video or computer games 1.90 1.16 2.48 1.36 6.62 0.011 8.23 1.40 7.90 1.51 1.46 0.228
18. Complains about doing physical activity (e.g. This is boring, Im too tired, My leg hurts) 1.71 1.07 2.48 1.69 12.43 <0.001 8.22 1.64 7.52 2.03 4.78 0.030
19. Refuses to do physical activity 1.32 0.88 2.26 1.79 23.22 <0.001 8.38 1.65 7.74 2.16 3.76 0.054
20. Complains about being unfit or feeling low in energy 1.21 0.71 1.58 0.99 6.68 0.010 8.53 1.58 8.00 1.63 3.04 0.082
21. Complains about being overweight 1.24 0.84 1.97 1.58 16.19 <0.001 8.42 1.71 7.74 1.95 4.23 0.041
22. Complains about being teased 1.57 1.07 1.74 1.09 0.79 0.376 7.85 1.87 7.84 2.08 0.00 0.981
23. Complains about not having enough friends 1.33 0.82 1.55 1.00 1.80 0.181 7.90 1.86 8.03 1.91 0.15 0.704
24. Complains about being unattractive 1.21 0.69 1.29 0.74 0.38 0.539 8.14 1.79 8.26 1.55 0.11 0.737
25. Complains about not fitting into clothes 1.17 0.65 1.55 1.06 7.76 0.006 8.50 1.65 8.23 1.54 0.78 0.378

Gerards et al.

Gerards et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2013 10:7   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-10-7

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