Title

Consulting with children in the development of self‐efficacy and recall tools related to nutrition and physical activity

Keywords

child-centered, instrument, instrumentdevelopment, nutrition, physical activity, questionnaire, self-efficacy

Abstract

Purpose. This article chronicles our efforts to develop an instrument with and for children—complete with insights, multiple iterations, and missteps along the way. The instruments we developed assess children's self‐efficacy and recall related to healthy eating and physical activity.

Design and Methods. Five focus groups were held with 39 children to discuss the evolving instrument.

Results. A nine‐item self‐efficacy instrument and a 10‐item recall instrument were developed with Flesch–Kincaid grade levels of 1.8 and 4.0, respectively, which fifth graders can complete in less than 5 min.

Practice Implications. When assessing children in clinical practice or research, we should use instruments that have been developed with children's feedback and are child‐centered. Without that assurance, assessment results can be questionable.

Original Publication Citation

Lassetter, J. H., Ray, G., Driessnack, M., & Williams, M. (2015). Consulting with children in the development of self-efficacy and recall tools related to nutrition and physical activity. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 20(1), 21-28.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2014-11-07

Publisher

Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing

Language

English

College

Nursing

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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