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Preliminary Validation of a Native American Food Safety Knowledge Survey


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Preliminary Validation of a Native American Food Safety Knowledge Survey

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dc.contributor.author Siebert, Margaret Markham
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-03T16:03:29Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-14T10:00:08Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-03
dc.date.submitted May 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/20787
dc.description.abstract The objective of this study was to develop and validate a food safety knowledge survey culturally appropriate for Native American Populations. A reiterative three-phased approach (survey generation and item construction, survey item review, and statistical item analysis) to survey validation was employed to collect both quantitative and qualitative data. Surveys were given to 28 individuals fitting the demographic criteria: Native American adults who are primary food handlers with children under the age of 10. Surveys were analyzed statistically using item difficulty, item discrimination, and internal consistency. Key informant interviews were conducted with six participants who fit the inclusionary criteria. Key informant interviews were used to assess the cultural appropriateness of the survey as it pertains to level of difficulty, format, wording and language, length, and content. Additionally, five experts in the field of nutrition and dietetics assessed item construct domain, essentialness, clarity, and representativeness. Subject-matter expert data was analyzed using inter-rater agreement, content validity index, and factorial validity index. A culturally appropriate, content valid, and reliable survey for Native American primary food handlers with children under the age of ten was created to collect national data on food safety knowledge of Native Americans. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship USDA en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Native American en_US
dc.subject American Indian en_US
dc.subject Food Safety en_US
dc.subject Foodborne Illness en_US
dc.subject Survey Research en_US
dc.subject Survey Validation en_US
dc.subject Content Validity en_US
dc.title Preliminary Validation of a Native American Food Safety Knowledge Survey en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Health Education en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department University of New Mexico. Division of Physical Performance and Development en_US
dc.description.advisor Perry, Christina
dc.description.committee-member Duryea, Elias
dc.description.committee-member Avila, Magdalena
emb.embargo.terms 2014-05-14

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