These are single items. For question 1 (how many times in the last week the subject ate breakfast), score as the number entered. Question 2 is whether they subject has had protein for breakfast. The score for question 2 is either 1="yes" or 0="no"; if any of the boxes are checked the score is "1". If something is written in, score as "yes" if it is protein.
Tested on 123 subjects.
Source of Psychometric Data
Stanford/El Paso Border Diabetes Project (English-speaking subjects). Study reported in Lorig KR, Ritter PL, Jacquez A. Outcomes of Border Health Spanish/English Chronic Disease Self-management Programs. The Diabetes Educator 2005; 31(3):401-409.
It is difficult to measure dietary change. Thus we developed this scale to measure change in two key components of healthy eating, eating breakfast and eating protein for breakfast. Because it is difficult to get good self-report data about nutrition, we use these two questions as surrogates for more generalized data about eating habits. This scale available in Spanish.
Unpublished at this time.
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