A short food literacy questionnaire (SFLQ) for adults: Findings from a Swiss validation study.

Gréa Krause, Corinna; Beer-Borst, Sigrid; Sommerhalder, Kathrin; Hayoz, Stefanie; Abel, Thomas (2018). A short food literacy questionnaire (SFLQ) for adults: Findings from a Swiss validation study. Appetite, 120, pp. 275-280. Elsevier 10.1016/j.appet.2017.08.039

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The short food literacy questionnaire (SFLQ) was developed to measure a broad range of skills including functional, interactive, and critical elements of FL. This study evaluated SFLQ measurement properties. We used a workplace intervention trial to reduce salt intake in Switzerland to explore the underlying structure of the questionnaire with 350 respondents and identify the ideal number of SFLQ items to capture the different elements of FL. Exploratory factor analysis showed a unidimensional structure of the final 12-item questionnaire. A sum score based on all 12 items (Cronbach's α = 0.82) showed expected positive associations with health literacy and knowledge of recommended salt intake. The findings indicate the SFLQ is a feasible and reliable tool to assess FL among adults that can be helpful in public health practices focusing on FL.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine

Graduate School:

Graduate School for Health Sciences (GHS)

UniBE Contributor:

Gréa, Corinna; Beer-Borst, Sigrid Maria; Hayoz, Stefanie and Abel, Thomas

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 360 Social problems & social services

ISSN:

1095-8304

Publisher:

Elsevier

Projects:

[841] Enviromental and educational intervention in communal catering to lower salt intake in the Swiss working population Official URL

Language:

English

Submitter:

Doris Kopp Heim

Date Deposited:

19 Sep 2017 13:33

Last Modified:

14 Feb 2018 08:38

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.appet.2017.08.039

PubMed ID:

28912107

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Food literacy Health literacy Questionnaire Validation

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.105495

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/105495

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