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Table 1 Summary of measures assessing potential maternal mediators

From: Mediators of improved child diet quality following a health promotion intervention: the Melbourne InFANT Program

Maternal mediators Source Cronbach’s α (InFANT) ICC (reliability study)
Knowledge of child feeding messages (12 items) Purpose-designed N/A (summed score) 0.73
Feeding practices Child Feeding Practices Questionnaire [33]   
  Use of pressure in feeding (4 items) 0.64 0.82
  Use food as reward (2 items)a 0.69 0.66
  Restriction (4 items) 0.65 0.71
  Intentional modelling of healthy eating (4 items) 0.79 0.71
  Encourage balance and variety (2 items) 0.67 0.65
  Emotion regulation (3 items) 0.65 0.71
  Child control (5 items)b   0.52 0.80
  Covert control (5 items) Ogden et al. [13] 0.79 0.86
Self-efficacy Purpose-designed and previously utilized   
  Confidence in promoting healthy foods (4 items) 0.68 0.70
  Confidence in limiting unhealthy foods (3 items) 0.86 0.74
  Confidence in providing healthy eating settings (2 items) 0.60 0.70
Maternal diet (7 components) Anti-Cancer Council Victoria FFQ N/A (summed frequencies) N/Ac
  1. aOne item dropped to improve Cronbach’s α from 0.60.
  2. bFactor not used in analyses due to low Cronbach’s α, which was not improved by item removal.
  3. cPreviously validated in similar population group [35],[36].