Written by Leila Amiri Farahani, Soroor Parvizy, Eesa Mohammadi, Mohsen Asadi-Lari, Anoshiravan Kazemnejad, Seyede Batool Hasanpoor-Azgahdy, Ziba Taghizadeh
Parent Category: Year 2017, Volume 9
Category: Volume 9, Issue 7, July 2017
Background and objective: Despite the numerous health benefits of regular physical activity (PA), physical inactivity is a major health issue among women. The goal of the current study was to measure the validity and reliability assessment of the exercise benefits/barriers scale among women between the ages of 18 and 65 years. This study was carried out among women residing in Khoramroudi neighborhood in Tehran between December 2013 and February 2014.
Methods: In this descriptive, methodological study, 278 women residing in Khoramroudi neighborhood in Tehran between December 2013 and February 2014 completed three questionnaires: the demographic data form, the Exercise Benefits/Barriers Scale. The construct validity, internal consistency, and stability of the study were measured by confirmatory factor analyses, Cronbach’s alpha, and Spearman Brown correlation coefficient by using SPSS 21 and LISREL 8.80, respectively.
Results: The confirmatory factor analysis showed the Persian version of EBBS was structured well. The Cronbach´s alpha coefficients for the total scale and its subscales were 0.927, 0.94 and 0.82, respectively. Spearman Brown correlation coefficient also showed good test-retest reliability.
Conclusion: The results of this study verified the reliability and validity of the applied instrument and introduced it as a tool to measure the benefits and barriers of physical activity among Iranian women.
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Keywords: Physical Activity; Exercise; Benefits; Barriers
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