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Readiness to exercise: a comparison of 3 instruments and an interview.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18059197     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Exercise stage of change (ESOC), or readiness to exercise, has been measured using at least 13 instruments and 4 interviews, yet no comparison studies are available to determine optimal measures for use by health care providers. This pilot study compares ESOC classification between 3 instruments (scale-ladder, scale-true/false, and scale-5 choice); explores the feasibility of using a face-to-face structured interview; compares classification between instruments and interview; and examines the influence of sex, age, and education level on stage classification. Thirty healthy adults completed ESOC instruments in random order and then the interview. Scale-ladder and scale-true/false instruments exhibited almost perfect agreement (weighted kappa, 0.897). All instruments exhibited substantial agreement with interview (weighted kappa, 0.620-0.790). Stage classification did not differ significantly by sex, age, or education level. The authors recommend word clarification revision of the scale-5 choice instrument and further testing of the interview.
Anne F Fish; David J Frid; G Lynn Mitchell; James L Fish; Sharon K Christman; Kim S Astroth
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Progress in cardiovascular nursing     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0889-7204     ISO Abbreviation:  Prog Cardiovasc Nurs     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-06     Completed Date:  2008-02-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8704064     Medline TA:  Prog Cardiovasc Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  201-6     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
College of Nursing, University of Missouri-St Louis, St Louis, MO 63121, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Analysis of Variance
Cross-Sectional Studies
Educational Status
Exercise / psychology*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Interviews as Topic / standards*
Middle Aged
Midwestern United States
Models, Psychological
Nursing Assessment / methods*
Nursing Evaluation Research
Patient Acceptance of Health Care / psychology*
Pilot Projects
Questionnaires / standards*
Self Care / psychology
Sex Factors

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