Structural validity of the mealtime behaviour questionnaire for children with autism spectrum disorder in Japan

DOI Web Site 13 References Open Access
  • Nakaoka Kazuyo
    Graduate School of Comprehensive Rehabilitation, Osaka Prefecture University: 3-7-30 Habikino, Habikino-city, Osaka 583-8555, Japan
  • Takabatake Shinichi
    Graduate School of Comprehensive Rehabilitation, Osaka Prefecture University: 3-7-30 Habikino, Habikino-city, Osaka 583-8555, Japan
  • Tateyama Kiyomi
    Graduate School of Comprehensive Rehabilitation, Osaka Prefecture University: 3-7-30 Habikino, Habikino-city, Osaka 583-8555, Japan
  • Kurasawa Shigeki
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Kansai University of Welfare Sciences, Japan
  • Tanba Hiroyuki
    Preparation Room, Wakayama Professional University of Rehabilitation, Japan
  • Ishii Ryouhei
    Graduate School of Comprehensive Rehabilitation, Osaka Prefecture University: 3-7-30 Habikino, Habikino-city, Osaka 583-8555, Japan Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Osaka University, Japan
  • Higashi Yasuhiro
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Morinomiya University of Medical Sciences, Japan
  • Kaneda Toshikatsu
    Graduate School of Comprehensive Rehabilitation, Osaka Prefecture University: 3-7-30 Habikino, Habikino-city, Osaka 583-8555, Japan Department of Rehabilitation, Kansai Rehabilitation Hospital, Japan

Search this article

Abstract

<p>[Purpose] Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) exhibit many problematic mealtime behaviours. Currently, there is no process for measuring the mealtime behaviours of children with ASD in Japan. Therefore, we developed the ASD-Mealtime Behaviour Questionnaire (ASD-MBQ) using the results of surveys measuring problematic mealtime behaviours in Japanese children with ASD aged 3–18 years. The objective of this study was to analyse the structural validity of the ASD-MBQ in Japan. [Participants and Methods] We recruited 378 children with ASD aged 3–18 years and performed a confirmatory factor analysis on the ASD-MBQ by using a five-factor structure. [Results] The confirmatory factor analysis demonstrated structural validity (χ2=796.5, degrees of freedom=265, comparative fit index=0.901, root mean square error of approximation [90% confidence interval]=0.073 [0.067–0.079]). [Conclusion] We have demonstrated the structural validity of the ASD-MBQ, which provided useful information for planning interventions and evaluations for children with ASD. Further studies need to consider cut-off score by age and inter-rater reliability.</p>

Journal

References(13)*help

See more

Related Projects

See more

Details 詳細情報について

Report a problem

Back to top