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Titolo: Repeatability of maternal report on prenatal, perinatal and early postnatal factors: findings from the IDEFICS parental questionnaire

Anno di pubblicazione: 2011

Autori: D Herrmann, M Suling, L Reisch, A Siani, I De Bourdeaudhuij, L Maes, AM Santaliestra-Pasķas, T Veidebaum, D Molnįr, V Pala, Y Kourides, G Eiben, K Bammann, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium

Affiliazioni autori: 1Department of Epidemiological Methods and Etiologic Research, Bremen Institute for Prevention Research and Social Medicine, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany; 2Department of Biometry and Data Management, Bremen Institute for Prevention Research and Social Medicine, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany; 3Department of Intercultural Communication and Management, Copenhagen Business School, Frederiksberg, Denmark; 4Unit of Epidemiology and Population Genetics, Institute of Food Sciences, Avellino, Italy; 5Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium; 6Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium; 7School of Health Sciences, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain; 8Department of Chronic Diseases, National Institute for Health Development, Tallinn, Estonia; 9Department of Paediatrics, University of PeĀcs, PeĀcs, Hungary; 10Department of Preventive & Predictive Medicine, Nutritional Epidemiology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy; 11Research and Education Institute of Child Health, Strovolos, Cyprus and 12Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

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Lingua: inglese

Abstract: Objective: To investigate the repeatability of maternal self-reported prenatal, perinatal and early postnatal factors within the IDEFICS (Identification and prevention of dietary-and lifestyle-induced health effects in children and infants) study. Design: Data are from the baseline survey of the longitudinal cohort study IDEFICS in eight European countries. Subjects: A total of 420 parents from eight countries (43-61 per country) were asked to complete the parental questionnaire (PQ) twice at least 1 month apart. Measurements: The PQ assesses prenatal (maternal weight gain), perinatal (child's birth weight and length, Caesarean (C)-section, week of delivery) and early postnatal factors (exclusive breastfeeding, breastfeeding, introduction of solid food). Intra-class correlation coefficients (ICCs) were calculated to compare maternal reports on prenatal, perinatal and early postnatal factors between the first and second PQ. Results: In total, 249 data sets were considered for the analyses. Overall, maternal reports for prenatal and perinatal factors showed higher repeatability (ICC = 0.81-1.00, P <= 0.05 for all) than those for early infant nutrition (ICC = 0.33-0.88, P <= 0.05 for all). Perfect agreement was found for parental reports on C-section (ICCall = 1.00, P <= 0.05). There was stronger agreement for duration of breastfeeding (ICC = 0.71, P <= 0.05) compared with exclusive breastfeeding (ICC = 0.33, P <= 0.05). Maternal reports showed moderate correlation for the introduction of several types of food (cereals ICC = 0.64, P <= 0.05; fruits ICC = 0.70, P <= 0.05; meat ICC = 0.83, P <= 0.05; vegetables ICC = 0.75, P <= 0.05), and high correlation (ICC = 0.88, P <= 0.05) for cow's milk. Conclusion: Maternal reports on pregnancy and birth were highly reproducible, but parental recall of early infant nutrition was weaker and should be interpreted more cautiously

Lingua abstract: inglese

Pagine da: 52

Pagine a: 60


International journal of obesity Macmillan, Nature Publishing
Paese di pubblicazione: Regno Unito
Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 0307-0565

Numero volume: 35 Suppl 1

DOI: 10.1038/ijo.2011.35

Referee: Sģ: Internazionale

Indicizzato da: ISI Web of Science (WOS) [000289515100007]

Parole chiave:

  • repeatability
  • maternal report
  • birth factors
  • breastfeeding
  • infant nutrition

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