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The effectiveness of computer-aided feedback on nutrition-related practices of EFNEP homemakers
A Food Behavior Checklist (FBC) was developed, validated, and pilottested
with homemakers in Virginia's Expanded Food and Nutrition Education
Program (EFNEP). The FBC was designed to measure nutrition-related practices
that are taught in EFNEP, but cannot be measured by the 24-hour recall.
During development, 20 EFNEP paraprofessionals in Virginia and 20
randomly selected state EFNEP coordinators helped to identify items that are
most important in evaluating the overall effectiveness of EFNEP, and which could
be used to establish content, face, and construct validity of a behavior assessment
instrument. The Food Behavior Checklist contained 30 items, and responses were
recorded on a Likert scale with four response levels: 0 = "never or seldom", 1 =
"sometimes",2 = "usually", and 3 = "almost always". Cronbach-alpha revealed a
reliability coefficient of 0.86.