Table 3

Maternal attitudes to infant growth and feeding (9 items, n = 40)

Question Wording

    Test- Retest reliability
    a

    Collapsed 3 categories
    b

    Validity
    c

    Frequency
    d

Question

%agreement

Kappa

%agreement

Kappa

%agreement

Kappa

+ve

neutral

-ve


Attitudes to growth

I think it is important to monitor the growth of my baby

16a

89.5

0.78

Insufficient variability in response

40

0

0

I would be worried if my baby was gaining too little weight

16b

94.7

0.84

100.0

1.00

93.2

0.48

34

6

0

I would be worried if my baby was gaining too much weight

16c

85.1

0.42

85.5

0.38

85.1

0.52

33

3

4

Attitudes to feeding

It is possible to feed a baby too much

16e

90.8

0.69

89.5

0.78

73.6

0.47

20

4

16

It is possible to feed a baby too little

16f

92.1

0.73

89.5

0.74

70.8

0.44

28

3

9

Self-efficacy to monitor growth

I am confident that I can get my baby measured if I was concerned about their growth

16d

82.9

0.36

97.4

0.00

97.3

0.00

39

1

0

Self-efficacy for appropriate feeding

I am confident that I can feed my baby so they do not gain too much weight

16 g

91.5

0.57

89.5

0.60

82.4

0.00

29

8

3

I am confident that I can feed my baby so they gain enough weight

16h

92.8

0.42

93.4

0.50

91.9

0.00

36

2

2

Perception of baby's weight

under

right

over

Do you think your baby is underweight OR about right OR overweight

18

100.0

1.00

n/a

n/a

100.0

1.00

1

39

0


aTest-retest reliability-1st and 2nd questionnaires

b1st and 2nd Questionnaires coded as positive, or neutral, or negative

cValidity-1st questionnaire and interview coded as positive, or neutral, or negative

dFrequency of respondents 1st questionnaire

Lakshman et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2011 8:35   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-8-35

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