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Table 2 Assessment of parental functioning

From: Obese parents – obese children? Psychological-psychiatric risk factors of parental behavior and experience for the development of obesity in children aged 0–3: study protocol

Variable Method of data collection Assessment point
   t1 t2 t3
Height and weight Measurement in the lab x x x
Mothers’ weight before and during pregnancy, problems during pregnancy Copy from the “Mutterpass” x   
Attitudes to feeding Maternal Feeding Attitudes Scale (MFA) x   
Mental disorders German version of the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) x x x
Body-image Multidimensional Body Self-Relations Questionnaire    x
Stress Short form of the Parenting Stress Index, Third Edition (PSI:3) x x x
Lifestyle adapted version of the Leipziger Lifestyle questionnaire for adolescents (LLfJ) x   x
Parenting practices Adapted German version of the Parenting Practices Questionnaire   x x
Satisfaction with Life Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS)   x x
Global self-esteem Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSE)    x
Eating style Dutch Eating Behaviour Questionnaire (DEBQ)   x x
Feeding style German Questionnaire “Instrument zur Erfassung elterlicherSteuerungsstrategien in der Essenssituation” (ISS), based on the Child Feeding Questionnaire (CFQ) and Caregiver's Feeding Styles Questionnaire (CFSQ)   x x
Caregiver's Feeding Styles Questionnaire (CFSQ)    
Emotion recognition and understanding German version of the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-26) x   
German version of the MSCEIT (Subscales C and G) x   
Decoding facial expressions of emotions x   
Infant Facial Expressions of Emotion from Looking at Pictures (IFEEL) x   
Mothers’ reflective functioning Adult attachment interview with the coding system by Fonagy and colleagues   x