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Validity and reliability of the social support scale for exercise behavior in diabetic women.
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PMID:  20460282     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: : The present study aimed at examining the reliability and validity of the Persian version of Sallis's Social Support Scale for Exercise Behavior. It also aimed at measuring the predictive power of this scale among diabetic women. Method: confirmatory factor analysis was used to identify potential differences between English and Persian versions and construct validity of the scale. Cronbach's α coefficients were determined to estimate internal consistency of the scale.
RESULTS: : A total of 348 women who referred to a diabetes institute in Iran filled in the questionnaire. Confirmatory factor analysis supported the friend factor of the scale completely. However, it modified the family factor and reduced the English items. That is, it changed the items into 13 and generated 3 subfactors with a different structure. Cronbach's α coefficients for the family and friend support were .89 and .86, respectively. Therefore, this scale consisting of 18 items can be used to assess the social support (friend and family) in exercise behavior. In diabetic patients, emotional support subfactor was found to be the most predictive subfactor for physical activity in family social support scale.
CONCLUSION: : This 18-item scale was valid and reliable and can be used for diabetic women to evaluate their exercise social support. The results showed that consideration of emotional support is the most important point in promotion of exercise among diabetic women in Iran.
Azita Noroozi; Fazlollah Ghofranipour; Ali Reza Heydarnia; Iraj Nabipour; Farkhondeh Amin Shokravi
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-05-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asia-Pacific journal of public health / Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1941-2479     ISO Abbreviation:  Asia Pac J Public Health     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
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Created Date:  2011-10-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8708538     Medline TA:  Asia Pac J Public Health     Country:  China    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  730-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
1Department of Health Education, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.
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