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Article: Validity and test-retest reliability in assessing current body size with figure drawings in Chinese adolescents

TitleValidity and test-retest reliability in assessing current body size with figure drawings in Chinese adolescents
Authors
KeywordsAdolescents
Body size
Figure rating scale
Reliability
Validity
Issue Date2011
PublisherInforma Healthcare. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/17477166.asp
Citation
International Journal Of Pediatric Obesity, 2011, v. 6 n. 2 -2, p. e107-e113 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective. The reliability and validity of Stunkard's Figure Rating Scale (FRS) as a measure of current body size (CBS) was established in Western adolescent girls but not in non-Western population. We examined the validity and test-retest reliability of Stunkard's FRS in assessing CBS among Chinese adolescents. Methods. In a school-based survey in Hong Kong, 5666 adolescents (boys: 45.1%; mean age 14.7 years) provided data on self-reported height and weight, CBS, perceived weight status, and health-related quality of life using the Medical Outcomes Study Short-Form version 2 (SF-12v2). Height and weight were also objectively measured. Spearman's correlation was used to assess construct validity, concurrent validity and test-retest reliability. Results. Convergent and discriminant validity were good: CBS correlated strongly with weight and self-reported/measured BMI, but only weakly with SF-12v2. CBS correlated strongly with perceived weight status, showing concurrent validity. Spearman's correlation (r) for CBS was 0.78 for girls and 0.72 for boys indicating good test-retest reliability. Validity and reliability results did not differ significantly between senior and junior grade adolescents. Conclusion. Our findings support the use of Stunkard's FRS to measure body size among Chinese adolescents. © 2011 Informa Healthcare.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/139853
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University Research Committee, Strategic Research Theme on Public Health, University of Hong Kong
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The study was supported by the University Research Committee, Strategic Research Theme on Public Health, University of Hong Kong. We would like to thank the schools and students for their participation.

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dc.contributor.authorLo, WSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, SYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, BYMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMak, KKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-23T05:58:30Z-
dc.date.available2011-09-23T05:58:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Pediatric Obesity, 2011, v. 6 n. 2 -2, p. e107-e113en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1747-7166en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/139853-
dc.description.abstractObjective. The reliability and validity of Stunkard's Figure Rating Scale (FRS) as a measure of current body size (CBS) was established in Western adolescent girls but not in non-Western population. We examined the validity and test-retest reliability of Stunkard's FRS in assessing CBS among Chinese adolescents. Methods. In a school-based survey in Hong Kong, 5666 adolescents (boys: 45.1%; mean age 14.7 years) provided data on self-reported height and weight, CBS, perceived weight status, and health-related quality of life using the Medical Outcomes Study Short-Form version 2 (SF-12v2). Height and weight were also objectively measured. Spearman's correlation was used to assess construct validity, concurrent validity and test-retest reliability. Results. Convergent and discriminant validity were good: CBS correlated strongly with weight and self-reported/measured BMI, but only weakly with SF-12v2. CBS correlated strongly with perceived weight status, showing concurrent validity. Spearman's correlation (r) for CBS was 0.78 for girls and 0.72 for boys indicating good test-retest reliability. Validity and reliability results did not differ significantly between senior and junior grade adolescents. Conclusion. Our findings support the use of Stunkard's FRS to measure body size among Chinese adolescents. © 2011 Informa Healthcare.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherInforma Healthcare. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/17477166.aspen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Pediatric Obesityen_HK
dc.rightsInternational Journal of Pediatric Obesity. Copyright © Informa Healthcare.-
dc.subjectAdolescentsen_HK
dc.subjectBody sizeen_HK
dc.subjectFigure rating scaleen_HK
dc.subjectReliabilityen_HK
dc.subjectValidityen_HK
dc.subject.meshAdolescent Behavior - ethnology-
dc.subject.meshAsian Continental Ancestry Group - psychology-
dc.subject.meshBody Image-
dc.subject.meshBody Size - ethnology-
dc.subject.meshSelf Concept-
dc.titleValidity and test-retest reliability in assessing current body size with figure drawings in Chinese adolescentsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailHo, SY:syho@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLam, TH:hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.3109/17477166.2011.575146en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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