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Table 3 Maternal attitudes to infant growth and feeding (9 items, n = 40)

From: Development of a questionnaire to assess maternal attitudes towards infant growth and milk feeding practices

Question Wording   Test- Retest reliability a Collapsed 3 categories b Validity c Frequency d
  Question %agreement Kappa %agreement Kappa %agreement Kappa +ve neutral -ve
Attitudes to growth           
I think it is important to monitor the growth of my baby 16a 89.5 0.78 Insufficient variability in response 40 0 0
I would be worried if my baby was gaining too little weight 16b 94.7 0.84 100.0 1.00 93.2 0.48 34 6 0
I would be worried if my baby was gaining too much weight 16c 85.1 0.42 85.5 0.38 85.1 0.52 33 3 4
Attitudes to feeding           
It is possible to feed a baby too much 16e 90.8 0.69 89.5 0.78 73.6 0.47 20 4 16
It is possible to feed a baby too little 16f 92.1 0.73 89.5 0.74 70.8 0.44 28 3 9
Self-efficacy to monitor growth           
I am confident that I can get my baby measured if I was concerned about their growth 16d 82.9 0.36 97.4 0.00 97.3 0.00 39 1 0
Self-efficacy for appropriate feeding           
I am confident that I can feed my baby so they do not gain too much weight 16 g 91.5 0.57 89.5 0.60 82.4 0.00 29 8 3
I am confident that I can feed my baby so they gain enough weight 16h 92.8 0.42 93.4 0.50 91.9 0.00 36 2 2
Perception of baby's weight         under right over
Do you think your baby is underweight OR about right OR overweight 18 100.0 1.00 n/a n/a 100.0 1.00 1 39 0
  1. aTest-retest reliability-1st and 2nd questionnaires
  2. b1st and 2nd Questionnaires coded as positive, or neutral, or negative
  3. cValidity-1st questionnaire and interview coded as positive, or neutral, or negative
  4. dFrequency of respondents 1st questionnaire