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Construct validity of four exercise stage of change measures in adults.
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PMID:  20499395     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Measuring readiness to exercise, or exercise stage of change (ESOC), is an important first step when counseling adults about exercise. However, minimal construct validity testing of ESOC measures has been reported. With a sample of 95 adults, we estimated the construct validity of four ESOC measures with commonly used response formats (true/false, ladder, 5 choice, interview). Participants completed all four ESOC measures in random order as well as six validation measures: physical activity performed, exercise self-efficacy, decisional balance pros and cons, and behavioral and experiential processes of change. Few participants were in the earliest stage of change. The true/false measure demonstrated the strongest validity. Further studies are needed in diverse samples with more representation across the stages of change.
Kim S Astroth; Anne F Fish; G Lynn Mitchell; Jean A Bachman; Kuei-Hsiang Hsueh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research in nursing & health     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1098-240X     ISO Abbreviation:  Res Nurs Health     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-25     Completed Date:  2010-06-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806136     Medline TA:  Res Nurs Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  254-64     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
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(c) 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Mennonite College of Nursing, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61790-5810, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Health Behavior*
Life Style
Models, Theoretical*
Multivariate Analysis

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