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Table 5 Some statistical results when analyzing the original and the three shortened forms of the Hungarian version of IIFAS (n = 553)

From: Psychometric properties of the original and short Hungarian version of the Iowa infant feeding attitude scale

  Hungarian versions of IIFAS
17 items 11 items 9 items 8 items
Cronbach’s alpha 0.73 0.79 0.79 0.76
Correlationa of IIFAS score with…
feeding status at 4 months of age 0.47
(p < 0.01)
0.49
(p < 0.01)
0.49
(p < 0.01)
0.47
(p < 0.01)
feeding status at 6 months of age 0.55
(p < 0.01)
0.56
(p < 0.01)
0.55
(p < 0.01)
0.52
(p < 0.01)
Results of hierarchical logistic regression if the dependent variable is exclusive breastfeeding at 6 months of age
Nagelkerke’s R2 of the first modelb 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05
Nagelkerke’s R2 of the second modelc 0.39 0.44 0.44 0.41
OR of IIFAS score in the second modelc 1.18 1.24 1.26 1.28
  1. aSpearman’s rank correlation
  2. bUsing maternal age, maternal education level, and number of biological children as predictors
  3. cUsing maternal age, maternal education level, number of biological children, and IIFAS score as predictors