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Translation and Validation of the Arabic Version of the Capability Assessment for Diet and Activity (CADA) Questionnaire in Saudi University Employed Women

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Department of Health Sciences, College of Applied Studies and Community Service, King Saud University, Riyadh P.O. BOX 145111 ZIP 4545, Saudi Arabia
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Department of Exercise Physiology, College of Sport Sciences and Physical Activity, King Saud University, Riyadh P.O. BOX 145111 ZIP 4545, Saudi Arabia
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Department of Health Administration, College of Business Administration, King Saud University, Riyadh P.O. BOX 145111 ZIP 4545, Saudi Arabia
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Department of Physical Education, College of Education, King Faisal University, Al-Ahsa P.O. BOX 31982 ZIP 400, Saudi Arabia
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Department of English Language and Translation, College of Languages and Translation, King Saud University, Riyadh P.O. BOX 145111 ZIP 4545, Saudi Arabia
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(12), 6246; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18126246
Received: 30 April 2021 / Revised: 31 May 2021 / Accepted: 7 June 2021 / Published: 9 June 2021
Background: The Capability Assessment for Diet and Activity (CADA) is a questionnaire that was developed in English and designed to measure the practical barriers and opportunities for diet and physical activity. Objective: This study aimed to translate, culturally adapt, and validate the CADA questionnaire for the Arabic context in a sample of Saudi women employed at a university. Methods: The CADA was translated into Arabic using the forward and backward translation process. The Arabic version was then validated with a sample of 125 female Saudi participants. In order to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Arabic version, Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient was assessed, and a principal component analysis was performed. Results: The translated CADA had good psychometric quality. The content validity analysis revealed a representativeness score of 99.3% and a degree of clarity of 98.6%, indicating excellent compatibility. The principal component analysis showed a single-factor structure. Conclusions: The Arabic version of the CADA questionnaire is now available to assess opportunities to achieve a healthy diet and physical activity level as part of health behavior management, which can lead to more effective interventions for improving people’s health in Arabic-speaking countries. View Full-Text
Keywords: physical activity; Arabic translation; psychometric properties; diet physical activity; Arabic translation; psychometric properties; diet
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Alhaji, J.H.; Alshuwaier, G.O.; Alharbi, N.S.; Alaqil, A.I.; BinSultan, N.M.; Alonazi, W.B. Translation and Validation of the Arabic Version of the Capability Assessment for Diet and Activity (CADA) Questionnaire in Saudi University Employed Women. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 6246. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18126246

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Alhaji JH, Alshuwaier GO, Alharbi NS, Alaqil AI, BinSultan NM, Alonazi WB. Translation and Validation of the Arabic Version of the Capability Assessment for Diet and Activity (CADA) Questionnaire in Saudi University Employed Women. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(12):6246. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18126246

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Alhaji, Jwaher H., Ghareeb O. Alshuwaier, Nouf S. Alharbi, Abdulrahman I. Alaqil, Nora M. BinSultan, and Wadi B. Alonazi. 2021. "Translation and Validation of the Arabic Version of the Capability Assessment for Diet and Activity (CADA) Questionnaire in Saudi University Employed Women" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 12: 6246. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18126246

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