Repeatability of Maternal Report on Prenatal, Perinatal and Early Postnatal Factors

Findings from the IDEFICS Parental Questionnaire

Diana Hermann, Marc Suling, Lucia Reisch, Alfonso Siani, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Lea Maes, Alba M. Santaliesta-Pasias, Toomas Veidebaum, Dénes Molnar, Valeria Pala, Yiannis Kourides, Gabriele Eiben, Karin Bammann

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    Abstract

    To investigate the repeatability of maternal self-reported prenatal, perinatal and early postnatal factors within the IDEFICS (Identification and prevention of dietary- and lifestyle-induced health effects in children and infants) study.
    Design: Data are from the baseline survey of the longitudinal cohort study IDEFICS in eight European countries.
    Subjects: A total of 420 parents from eight countries (43–61 per country) were asked to complete the parental questionnaire (PQ) twice at least 1 month apart.
    Measurements: The PQ assesses prenatal (maternal weight gain), perinatal (child's birth weight and length, Caesarean (C)-section, week of delivery) and early postnatal factors (exclusive breastfeeding, breastfeeding, introduction of solid food). Intra-class correlation coefficients (ICCs) were calculated to compare maternal reports on prenatal, perinatal and early postnatal factors between the first and second PQ.
    Results: In total, 249 data sets were considered for the analyses. Overall, maternal reports for prenatal and perinatal factors showed higher repeatability (ICC=0.81–1.00, Pless than or equal to0.05 for all) than those for early infant nutrition (ICC=0.33–0.88, Pless than or equal to0.05 for all). Perfect agreement was found for parental reports on C-section (ICCall=1.00, Pless than or equal to0.05). There was stronger agreement for duration of breastfeeding (ICC=0.71, Pless than or equal to0.05) compared with exclusive breastfeeding (ICC=0.33, Pless than or equal to0.05). Maternal reports showed moderate correlation for the introduction of several types of food (cereals ICC=0.64, Pless than or equal to0.05; fruits ICC=0.70, Pless than or equal to0.05; meat ICC=0.83, Pless than or equal to0.05; vegetables ICC=0.75, Pless than or equal to0.05), and high correlation (ICC=0.88, Pless than or equal to0.05) for cow's milk.
    Conclusion: Maternal reports on pregnancy and birth were highly reproducible, but parental recall of early infant nutrition was weaker and should be interpreted more cautiously.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalInternational Journal of Obesity
    Volume35
    Pages (from-to)S52-S60
    ISSN0307-0565
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

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    Hermann, Diana ; Suling, Marc ; Reisch, Lucia ; Siani, Alfonso ; De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse ; Maes, Lea ; Santaliesta-Pasias, Alba M. ; Veidebaum, Toomas ; Molnar, Dénes ; Pala, Valeria ; Kourides, Yiannis ; Eiben, Gabriele ; Bammann, Karin. / Repeatability of Maternal Report on Prenatal, Perinatal and Early Postnatal Factors : Findings from the IDEFICS Parental Questionnaire. In: International Journal of Obesity. 2011 ; Vol. 35. pp. S52-S60.
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    Hermann, D, Suling, M, Reisch, L, Siani, A, De Bourdeaudhuij, I, Maes, L, Santaliesta-Pasias, AM, Veidebaum, T, Molnar, D, Pala, V, Kourides, Y, Eiben, G & Bammann, K 2011, 'Repeatability of Maternal Report on Prenatal, Perinatal and Early Postnatal Factors: Findings from the IDEFICS Parental Questionnaire', International Journal of Obesity, vol. 35, pp. S52-S60. https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2011.35

    Repeatability of Maternal Report on Prenatal, Perinatal and Early Postnatal Factors : Findings from the IDEFICS Parental Questionnaire. / Hermann, Diana; Suling, Marc; Reisch, Lucia; Siani, Alfonso; De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse; Maes, Lea; Santaliesta-Pasias, Alba M.; Veidebaum, Toomas; Molnar, Dénes; Pala, Valeria; Kourides, Yiannis; Eiben, Gabriele; Bammann, Karin.

    In: International Journal of Obesity, Vol. 35, 04.2011, p. S52-S60.

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