Continuity and stability of eating behaviour traits in children

J. Ashcroft, C. Semmler, Susan Carnell, C. H M van Jaarsveld, J. Wardle

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Abstract

Objective: To discover whether eating behaviour traits show continuity and stability over childhood. Subjects/Methods: Mothers of 428 twin children from the Twins Early Development Study participated in a study of eating and weight in 1999 when the children were 4 years old. Families were contacted again in 2006 when the children were aged 10 years, with complete data on 322 children; a response rate of 75%. At both times, mothers completed the Child Eating Behaviour Questionnaire (CEBQ) for each child. Continuity was assessed with correlations between scores at the two time points, and stability by changes in mean scores over time. Results: For all CEBQ subscales, correlations between the two time points were highly significant (P-values

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)985-990
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume62
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Feeding Behavior
eating habits
Child Behavior
Mothers
questionnaires
Eating
childhood
Weights and Measures
early development
ingestion
Surveys and Questionnaires

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  • Food Science

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Continuity and stability of eating behaviour traits in children. / Ashcroft, J.; Semmler, C.; Carnell, Susan; van Jaarsveld, C. H M; Wardle, J.

In: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 62, No. 8, 2008, p. 985-990.

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Ashcroft, J. ; Semmler, C. ; Carnell, Susan ; van Jaarsveld, C. H M ; Wardle, J. / Continuity and stability of eating behaviour traits in children. In: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2008 ; Vol. 62, No. 8. pp. 985-990.
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