Validation of the German Version of the Power of Food Scale in a General Population Sample

Andreeva, Elena; Neumann, Maria; Nöhre, Mariel ORCID; Hilbert, Anja; de Zwaan, Martina ORCID

OBJECTIVE: The Power of Food Scale (PFS) is a self-report instrument for assessing appetitive motivation in the absence of caloric needs. The study aim was to validate the German PFS version in a large population sample. METHODS: Complete information on all PFS items was available from 2,421 respondents (age >/=14) of a nationally representative sample of the German population. We examined the psychometric properties of the German PFS version and provided population-based normative data. RESULTS: The 3-factor structure of the original scale was replicated in confirmatory factor analysis. The German PFS version demonstrated good internal consistency (alpha = 0.92 for the total scale). It was well accepted by the respondents, as indicated by a low proportion of missing item values (

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Andreeva, Elena / Neumann, Maria / Nöhre, Mariel / et al: Validation of the German Version of the Power of Food Scale in a General Population Sample. 2019.

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