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Fruit, Juice and Vegetable Availability Questionnaire (FJV-Q)

There is a paucity of empirical evidence regarding whether parents can precisely remember and report the foods in their kitchen. Marsh, Cullen, and Baranowski (2003) conducted interviews in the residences of parents with 4th to 6th grade children. Parents were questioned about whether certain fruit, juices, and fruits were present in their homes in the past week. The parents were next asked whether the study investigator could go into the kitchen and observe whether the foods were present at that time using a shelf inventory. The results demonstrated that there was good agreement between...

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Marsh, T., Karen Cullen, & Tom Baranowski

Participation Survey of Mobility Limited people (PARTS/M)

Items on the Participation Survey of Mobility Limited people (PARTS/M) were designed using interviews with 15 experts of mobility impairments. These interviews were complemented the input of 15 focus groups. The PARTS/M has been tested with mobility-impaired individuals across diagnoses, including; stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and spinal chord injury. PARTS/M may be a useful measure of some components of participation in major life activities for people with mobility limitations in the community setting.

Author of Tool: 
David B. Gray., Holly H. Hollingsworth, Susan L. Stark, & Kerri A. Morgan

Subjective Sense of Calling in Childrearing Scale

Researchers have suggested that individuals may perceive that they have a calling in life. Coulson and colleagues (2012, p.84) defined a calling as "a strongly held belief that one is destined to fulfil a specific life role, regardless of sacrifice, that will make a meaningful contribution to the greater good". The Subjective Sense of Calling in Childrearing Scale is a 16 item measure that examines the strength of an individuals belief about whether their life purpose was to be a parent. The scale is comprised of three subscales: Life purpose, awareness, and passion. Parental subjective...

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Coulson, Oades, & Stoyles

Pregnancy Experience Scale (long and brief versions)

A mother's emotional state during pregnancy has been found to affect child development. Negative emotions have been associated with a variety of undesirable outcomes such as reduced fetal heart rate variability, greater motor activity, disturbances to fetal habituation, spontaneous abortions, shortened length of gestation, pregnancy complications, pre-term delivery, low birth weight, and poorer cognitive and behavioural functioning later in life. Thus, it is important to consider and measure the stressors (both positive and negative) that women experience during pregnancy. The Pregnancy...

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DiPietro, Ghera, Costigan, & Hawkins

Romantic Partner Conflict Scale (RPCS)

It has been proposed that when relating to other individuals, conflict is inevitable. There are measures available for investigating conflict in relationships however Zacchilli and colleagues (2009) note several limitations of these instruments including their focus on married couples, individuals in abusive relationships, specific aspects of conflict situations, and the questionnable psychometric properties of some of these instruments. The Romantic Partner Conflict Scale (RPCS) was designed to examine the process of "routine, normative episodes of romantic conflict" (Zacchilli, Hendrick...

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Zacchilli, Hendrick, & Hendrick

Metereopathy Questionnaire (METEO-Q)

The term meteoropathy derives from the Greek ‘meteora’ (things high in the air or celestial phenomena) and ‘pathos’ (illness, suffering, pain), and it is used to indicate every pathological dimension in some way related to weather conditions. This concept is referred to a set of temperature, humidity, barometric pressure and brightness. Meteoropathy can be considered a syndrome: in fact, it is represented by a group of symptoms and pathological reactions that manifest when there is a gradual or sudden change in one or more meteorological factors in a given area.

Scientists claimed...

Author of Tool: 
Marianna Mazza, Marco Di Nicola, Luigi Janiri

Satisfaction With Life Scale-Child (SWLS-C)

Gadermann et al. (2010) highlight several reasons why the study of children's life satisfaction is important. These include the development of a greater understanding of children's subjective well-being and its correlates, the monitoring of children's subjective well-being, and for the development of interventions to improve the well-being of children. Gadermann and colleagues (2010) adapted The Satisfaction with Life Scale (Diener, Emmons, Larsen, & Griffin, 1985), one of the most commonly used measures of life satisfaction in adults, for use with children between the ages of 9 and 14...

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Gadermann, Schonert-Reichl, & Zumbo

The Food Acceptance and Awareness Questionnaire (FAAQ)

Research has suggested that mindfulness and acceptance are important factors in the development, maintenance, and treatment of obesity and eating disorders. However, few instruments are available that apply the constructs of acceptance and mindfulness to eating behaviour. The Food Acceptance and Awareness Questionnaire (FAAQ) was designed to fill this void. It is a self-report instrument that is comprised of 10 items, each rated on a seven-point likert rating scale that ranges from never true to always true. It consists of two scales: Ability to regulate eating despite urges and cravings,...

Author of Tool: 
Juarascio, Forman, Timko, Butryn, M., & Goodwin

The Coparenting Relationship Scale (CRS)

The Coparenting Relationship Scale (CRS) is based on the conceptual framework of coparenting developed by Feinberg (2003). This framework included four overlapping domains: childrearing agreement, coparental support/undermining, division of labor, and joint management of family dynamics. Feinberg (2003) proposed that coparenting plays a central role in family life and provides essential support and security for parents and children. Research has also found that a relationship exists between coparenting relations and parenting quality. The CRS was designed as a comprehensive self-report...

Author of Tool: 
Feinberg, Brown, & Kan

WillTry

Childhood obesity has become a worldwide epidemic. The American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendations for the assessment, treatment, and prevention of childhood obesity highlight the importance of encouraging children to eat the recommended servings of fruit and vegetables. However, this can be a difficult task and factors such as socioeconomic status, preference, parental intake, nutritional knowledge, self-efficacy, and shared family meals have been found to influence a child's consumption of fruit and vegetables. The WillTry was designed to measure self-reported willingness to try...

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Thomson, McCabe-Sellers, Strickland, Lovera, Nuss, Yadrick, Duke, and Bogle

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