Développement et validation d'un questionnaire sur les connaissances en nutrition pour une population Canadienne-française

Authors: Bradette-Laplante, Maude
Advisor: Lemieux, Simone
Abstract: Several environmental, social and individual factors are related with food intakes. Among the individual determinants of healthy eating, nutrition knowledge has an important role to play. Numerous healthy eating promotion programs worldwide are based on an improvement of nutrition knowledge to generate positive changes in the eating habits of populations. Studies have positively associated high nutrition knowledge levels with healthy food intakes, but it has been observed that such effects are mostly seen when questionnaires on nutrition knowledge used were previously validated. A rigorous validation of questionnaires is therefore essential to ensure validity of the results obtained. In Canada, no validated questionnaire specifically designed to measure adherence to healthy eating as presented in Canada’s Food Guide (CFG) has been developed, and this thesis demonstrates the relevance of this type of instrument for a Canadian population. The results from the validation process have led to a valid and reliable questionnaire for the population under study. Use of other questionnaires and reports from the literature as guides for questionnaire conception as well as use of different validation methods as seen in other studies allowed for appropriate validation of the instrument. The developed questionnaire could thus allow an appropriate measurement of nutrition knowledge in a French-Canadian context.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2016
Open Access Date: 24 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/27152
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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