Measures of environmental correlates of physical activity for urban Chinese preschool-aged children: development and reliability

Suen, Yi Nam, Cerin, Ester, Huang, Wendy Y. J. and Mellecker, Robin R. 2015, Measures of environmental correlates of physical activity for urban Chinese preschool-aged children: development and reliability, SAGE open, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 1-8, doi: 10.1177/2158244015604690.

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Title Measures of environmental correlates of physical activity for urban Chinese preschool-aged children: development and reliability
Author(s) Suen, Yi Nam
Cerin, Ester
Huang, Wendy Y. J.
Mellecker, Robin R.
Journal name SAGE open
Volume number 5
Issue number 3
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Publisher Sage
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2015-09-22
ISSN 2158-2440
Summary We adapted/developed and examined the test–retest reliability and internal consistency of eight parent-report measures of home and neighborhood environmental correlates of physical activity appropriate for Chinese preschool-aged children and their parents/primary caregivers living in densely populated urban environments. This study consisted of a qualitative (cognitive interviews) and a quantitative (test–retest reliability) component. Chinese versions of the measures were pilot-tested on 20 parents of Hong Kong preschool-aged children using cognitive interviews. Measures were then administered to 61 parents twice, 1 week apart. Test–retest reliability and internal consistency were computed. Except for two items, the test–retest reliability of items and scale summary scores ranged from moderate to excellent. The internal consistency of the measures exceeded recommended minimal values (Cronbach’s α >.70). The parent-report measures examined in this study are potentially appropriate for use in investigations of environmental correlates of the physical activity of Chinese preschool-aged children living in densely populated urban environments. However, their predictive validity with respect to Chinese preschool-aged children’s physical activity needs to be assessed in future studies.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/2158244015604690
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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Collection: School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
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