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Development of Body Modification and Excessive Exercise Scales for adolescents.
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PMID:  12066827     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The present study was designed to develop a Body Modification Scale (BMS) to measure body change among adolescents and to modify an Excessive Exercise Scale (EES) into a shorter form for adolescents. Two hundred and twenty-one girls and 192 boys from Grades 7 to 10 completed the BMS and the EES. Factor analysis revealed three identical factors for the BMS for girls and boys: weight loss, weight gain, and muscle mass. Two identical factors for girls and boys were also revealed for the EES. Both factor structures were further validated on a separate sample of 286 adolescents (140 girls, 146 boys). The BMS and EES demonstrated excellent reliability (alpha > .86) and high test-retest reliability (alpha > .82) over 1 month. Good concurrent validity was also found for the weight loss factor of the BMS. These findings demonstrate the utility of these two scales for use with adolescents.
Marita P McCabe; Maureen A Vincent
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Assessment     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1073-1911     ISO Abbreviation:  Assessment     Publication Date:  2002 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-06-17     Completed Date:  2003-02-13     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9431219     Medline TA:  Assessment     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  131-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Psychology, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Body Image*
Exercise / psychology*
Muscle, Skeletal / physiology*
Reproducibility of Results
Sex Factors
Weight Loss / physiology*

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