Validazione della versione italiana del questionario di Moynihan sulle conoscenze alimentari

Translated title of the contribution: Validation of the Italian version of the questionnaire on nutrition knowledge by Moynihan

Letizia Da Vico, Barbara Biffi, Susanna Agostini, Silvia Brazzo, Maria Luisa Masini, Francesco Fattirolli, Edoardo Mannucci

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Background and aims. A series of validation studies was performed on the Moynihan questionnaire to obtain data on nutrition knowledge, translated and adapted to Italian eating habits. Higher scores mean lower knowledge. Methods. Test-retest reliability was assessed administering the questionnaire at a 15-day interval in 52 inpatients. Factor structure and correlation with demographic and anthropometric characteristics were studied on a larger sample, which included a number of health professionals. Finally, sensitivity to change induced by an educational program was verified in a sample of 11 patients with type 1 diabetes. Results. Test-retest reliability was satisfactory; factor structure suggested one single principal component. Test scores were inversely correlated with age (r=0.24; p=0.02), but not with body mass index or waist circumference. Patients with higher education show a greater degree of nutrition knowledge. Among type 1 diabetic patients, an educational program induces a significant improvement of test scores (from 20.6 [18.6-22.8] to 16.6 [15.5-17.7], p=0.003). Conclusions. The Italian version of the questionnaire appears to be psychometrically adequate for its use in clinical research.

Translated title of the contributionValidation of the Italian version of the questionnaire on nutrition knowledge by Moynihan
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)140-146
Number of pages7
JournalMonaldi Archives for Chest Disease - Cardiac Series
Volume74
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Da Vico, L., Biffi, B., Agostini, S., Brazzo, S., Masini, M. L., Fattirolli, F., & Mannucci, E. (2010). Validazione della versione italiana del questionario di Moynihan sulle conoscenze alimentari. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease - Cardiac Series, 74(3), 140-146.