Validation of an adapted version of the nutrition environment measurement Tool for stores (NEMS-S) in an urban area of Brazil

Validation of an adapted version of the nutrition environment measurement Tool for stores (NEMS-S) in an urban area of Brazil

Author Martins, Paula A. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Cremm, Elena de Carvalho Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Leite, Fernanda H. M. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Maron, Luana R. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Scagliusi, Fernanda B. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Oliveira, Maria A. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Objective: To validate an adapted instrument that assesses the nutritional environment of food stores in Brazilian urban areas.Methods: the instrument measured aspects of food environment such as availability, prices, and quality. the Harvard Healthy Eating Pyramid and the degree of processing were used to define healthy foods. the sample included 44 food stores in 3 census tracts in the city of Santos. Inter-rater reliability and stability coefficient were obtained with measurements performed by different individuals at different times. Internal consistency and construct validity were assessed by Cronbach a and the known-groups comparison method, respectively.Results: Inter-rater reliability was high. the mean intra-class correlation coefficient was 0.98 and the mean kappa was 0.77. Cronbach a values ranged from.68 to.93.Conclusions and Implications: the instrument can be useful in the development of interventions to promote healthy eating through actions focused on healthy food availability in Brazilian communities.
Keywords food environment
chronic disease
survey
food store
Language English
Sponsor Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
Grant number FAPESP: 2009/01361-1
Date 2013-11-01
Published in Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. New York: Elsevier B.V., v. 45, n. 6, p. 785-792, 2013.
ISSN 1499-4046 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 785-792
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2013.02.010
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000326596800045
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/36944

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