Psychometric Properties of the Adolescent Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors Scale

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149476
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Presentation
Title:
Psychometric Properties of the Adolescent Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors Scale
Abstract:
Psychometric Properties of the Adolescent Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors Scale
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:O'Haver, Judith, PhD, RN, CPNP
P.I. Institution Name:Arizona State University
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP, FAAN; Stephanie A. Kelly, MS, FNP-C; Diana L. Jacobson, MS, RN, CPNP; Mary Z. Mays, PhD
[Symposia: Scientific Session Presentation] Background: Obesity is a major concern for American youth with adverse outcomes on physical and mental health. Documenting changes in healthy lifestyle behaviors is key to prevent and treat obesity. There is a lack of validated instrumentation for youth addressing healthy lifestyle behaviors.Purpose:  The purpose of this instrumentation study was to validate psychometric properties of the Adolescent Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors Scale (AHLBS).Methods:  The AHLBS is composed of 16 items addressing behaviors related to healthy lifestyles.  Subjects respond to items (e.g., ?I exercise on a regular basis?) on a 5-point Likert scale ranging from ?strongly disagree to strongly agree?. Face validity was established with 10 teens and content validity was established with 8 adolescent health experts. The AHLBS was administered to 374 adolescents at 2 urban high schools in the southwest United States.  Findings: Internal consistency reliability on the 16 item scale was .89. Construct validity was supported with principle components analysis loading on 2 factors.  Implications:  Assessment of behavior has implications for designing and evaluating healthy lifestyle programs for adolescents. The AHLBS is a valid and reliable scale measuring self reported lifestyle behaviors in this population, and can be used both in future research and clinical practice to tailor interventions to influence these important behaviors
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePsychometric Properties of the Adolescent Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors Scaleen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149476-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Psychometric Properties of the Adolescent Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors Scale</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">O'Haver, Judith, PhD, RN, CPNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Arizona State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">judith.ohaver@asu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP, FAAN; Stephanie A. Kelly, MS, FNP-C; Diana L. Jacobson, MS, RN, CPNP; Mary Z. Mays, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Symposia: Scientific Session Presentation] Background: Obesity is a major concern for American youth with adverse outcomes on physical and mental health. Documenting changes in healthy lifestyle behaviors is key to prevent and treat obesity. There is a lack of validated instrumentation for youth addressing healthy lifestyle behaviors.Purpose:&nbsp; The purpose of this instrumentation study was to validate psychometric properties of the Adolescent Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors Scale (AHLBS).Methods:&nbsp; The AHLBS is composed of 16 items addressing behaviors related to healthy lifestyles.&nbsp; Subjects respond to items (e.g., ?I exercise on a regular basis?) on a 5-point Likert scale ranging from ?strongly disagree to strongly agree?. Face validity was established with 10 teens and content validity was established with 8 adolescent health experts. The AHLBS was administered to 374 adolescents at 2 urban high schools in the southwest United States.&nbsp; Findings: Internal consistency reliability on the 16 item scale was .89. Construct validity was supported with principle components analysis loading on 2 factors.&nbsp; Implications:&nbsp; Assessment of behavior has implications for designing and evaluating healthy lifestyle programs for adolescents. The AHLBS is a valid and reliable scale measuring self reported lifestyle behaviors in this population, and can be used both in future research and clinical practice to tailor interventions to influence these important behaviors</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:03:11Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:03:11Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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