Intuitive Eating Behaviour Questionnaire towards Obesity: Precision health perspective

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Norazmir Md Nor
Rosmaliza Muhammad
Ummi Mohlisi Mohd Asmawi
Dewi Yunia Fitriani


Introduction: Intuitive eating involves consuming food based on internal hunger and satiety cues. This study aims to establish a validated and reliable questionnaire. Methods: The questionnaire items’ difficulty, uncertainty, and inappropriateness were conducted. The validity is analysed using the Content Validity Index and Lawshe’s Content Validity Ratio, estimated by inter-item reliability (Cronbach’s Alpha) and test-retest reliability (Intraclass Correlation Coefficient). Results: The CVIs correlation coefficient is 0.89 – 0.99. The Cronbach’s Alpha coefficient value is 0.66 – 0.68. Conclusion: This study showed that the questionnaire has good validity and reliability towards obesity from an intuitive eating behaviour perspective.

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Md Nor, N., Muhammad, R., Mohd Asmawi, U. M., & Fitriani, D. Y. (2023). Intuitive Eating Behaviour Questionnaire towards Obesity: Precision health perspective . Journal of ASIAN Behavioural Studies, 8(26), 29–39.


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