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Development of an exercise self-efficacy questionnaire for older Mexican American women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11881268     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to develop a reliable and culturally meaningful exercise self-efficacy questionnaire for older Mexican American women. Items were derived from a 5-item exercise self-efficacy instrument (Laffrey, 2000; Marcus, Selby, Niaura, & Rossi, 1992) and from focus groups with women in the target population. Content validity of the Spanish-language items was supported by three Mexican American professional women and by five Mexican American nurses. A factor analysis of the 11-item questionnaire revealed one major factor. Internal consistency was shown by an alpha reliability coefficient of .86. Item:corrected scale correlation coefficients ranged from .30 to .70. The mean exercise self-efficacy score was significantly higher for 38 regular exercisers than for 37 non-exercisers. The exercise self-efficacy questionnaire can be used in research with older Mexican American women and should be tested with men and with younger men and women to explore its usefulness with these populations.
S C Laffrey; W Asawachaisuwikrom
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nursing measurement     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1061-3749     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nurs Meas     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-07     Completed Date:  2002-05-30     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9318902     Medline TA:  J Nurs Meas     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  259-73     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
University of Texas at Austin, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged / physiology
Aged, 80 and over / physiology
Exercise / physiology*
Factor Analysis, Statistical
Focus Groups
Mexican Americans*
Self-Evaluation Programs / methods*
Socioeconomic Factors
United States
Grant Support
1 KO1 NR001 123-01/NR/NINR NIH HHS

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