The reliability of the Czech version of the General-Food Craving Questionnaire-Trait

Authors: I. Klimešová ;  M. Elfmark
Authors‘ workplace: Fakulta tělesné kultury UP v Olomouci ;  Katedra přírodních věd v kinantropologii ;  Vedoucí: prof. RNDr. Miroslav Janura, Ph. D.
Published in: Prakt. Lék. 2015; 95(6): 280-282
Category: In diferent


A questionnaire evaluating the intensity of food craving allows assessing the alimentary behaviour. Extreme eating patterns are typical of people with eating disorders; therefore the availability of suitable tools for measuring the intensity of food cravings could be an important factor for the diagnosis and determining of the appropriate treatment procedure for eating disorders. The aim of the study was to verify the specific and generic reliability of the Czech version of General-Food Craving Questionnaire-Trait (G-FCQ-T) which was translated into Czech by M. Světlák and M. Černík. A three-week interval of test and retest reliability was chosen, the same time as the authors of original questionnaire applied. The research sample consisted of 391 university students (157 men and 234 women) aged 18–21 years. The data analysis showed a very good internal consistency of the questionnaire, Cronbach’s alpha was 0.93 for total score; and a good stability over time, the test-retest reliability was 0.82 after 3 weeks. Therefore, the Czech version of the questionnaire G-FCQ-T has a very good specific and generic reliability. The questionnaire is useful both for the research and the clinical practice in the Czech environment.

General-Food Craving Questionnaire-Trait – test standardization – test-retest reliability


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