Reliability of moderate-intensity and vigorous physical activity stage of change measures for young adults.

Leslie, Eva, Johnson-Kozlow, M., Sallis, J. F., Owen, N. and Bauman, A. 2003, Reliability of moderate-intensity and vigorous physical activity stage of change measures for young adults., Preventive medicine, vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 177-181.

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Title Reliability of moderate-intensity and vigorous physical activity stage of change measures for young adults.
Author(s) Leslie, Eva
Johnson-Kozlow, M.
Sallis, J. F.
Owen, N.
Bauman, A.
Journal name Preventive medicine
Volume number 37
Issue number 2
Start page 177
End page 181
Publisher Academic Press
Place of publication Orlando, Fla.
Publication date 2003-08
ISSN 0091-7435
Keyword(s) exercise
reproducibility of results
adults
walking
Summary Background
The purpose of this study was to examine the reliability of stage of change (SOC) measures for moderate-intensity and vigorous physical activity in two separate samples of young adults. Staging measures have focused on vigorous exercise, but current public health guidelines emphasize moderate-intensity activity.
Method
For college students in the USA (n = 105) and in Australia (n = 123), SOC was assessed separately on two occasions for moderate-intensity activity and for vigorous activity. Test–retest repeatability was determined, using Cohen’s kappa coefficient.
Results
In both samples, the reliability scores for the moderate-intensity physical activity staging measure were lower than the scores for the vigorous exercise staging measure. Weighted kappa values for the moderate-intensity staging measure were in the “fair to good” range for both studies (0.50 and 0.45); for the vigorous staging measure kappa values were “excellent” and “fair to good” (0.76 and 0.72).
Conclusions
There is a need to standardize and improve methods for staging moderate-intensity activity, given that such measures are used in public health interventions targeting HEPA (health-enhancing physical activity).
Language eng
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2003, American Health Foundation and Elsevier Science (USA)
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30004079

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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