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Component analysis and initial validity of the exercise fear avoidance scale.
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PMID:  22943105     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVES: To develop the Exercise Fear Avoidance Scale (EFAS) to measure fear of exercise-induced discomfort.
METHODS: We conducted principal component analysis to determine component structure and Cronbach's alpha to assess internal consistency of the EFAS. Relationships between EFAS scores, BMI, physical activity, and pain were analyzed using multivariate regression.
RESULTS: The best fit was a 3-component structure: weight-specific fears, cardiorespiratory fears, and musculoskeletal fears. Cronbach's alpha for the EFAS was α=.86. EFAS scores significantly predicted BMI, physical activity, and PDI scores.
CONCLUSION: Psychometric properties of this scale suggest it may be useful for tailoring exercise prescriptions to address fear of exercise-related discomfort.
Brooks C Wingo; Monica Baskin; Jamy D Ard; Retta Evans; Jane Roy; Laura Vogtle; Diane Grimley; Scott Snyder
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of health behavior     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1945-7359     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Health Behav     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602338     Medline TA:  Am J Health Behav     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  87-95     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Alabama-Birmingham, Birmingham AL, USA.
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