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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152640
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Developing an Adolescent Measure of Health-Promoting Lifestyles
Abstract:
Developing an Adolescent Measure of Health-Promoting Lifestyles
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2002
Conference Date:July, 2002
Author:Hendricks, Constance, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Southern University
Title:Chair
Objective: A vital component essential in attaining the goals and objectives of Healthy People 2010 is promoting healthy lifestyles. Health Promotion continues to be considered the most cost effective approach to improving quality of life. The purpose of this session will be to discuss the development and revision of the Pender Adolescent Lifestyle Profile (ALP). The revised Health-Promoting Lifestyle II (HPLPII), which included some modifications in items and subscales, served as the prototype for the initial generation of the ALP. It became apparent that items used for adults did not "fit" adolescents. The ALP was developed for use with adolescents, however, it had not been used with southern adolescents. The ALP was piloted with Southern adolescents to provide additional psychometric analysis of the instrument. Design: Using a descriptive survey design. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: A convenience sample of 207 middle school southern adolescents (42% African American; 51% male; grades 6-8) Method: Completed the Adolescent Lifestyle Profile, a 42 item likert type questionnaire. The Hendricks Perceptual Health Promotion Determinants Model(c) provided the framework for the study. Findings: The ALP was internally consistent with a total scale reliability=0.91 and its six subscales (alphas=0.64-0.76). Conclusions: Psychometric analysis indicates the Adolescent Lifestyle Profile (ALP) has moderate reliability and validity. However, further construct validation is needed. Implications: Item reduction & further testing was recommended. As a result of this study the ALP has been revised, items refined, some deleted, a subscale renamed and a Spiritual Health Subscale added. The revised ALP now has only 44 items and 7 subscales. Continued use of the instrument is recommended across early, middle and late adolescent age groups.

Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
Jul-2002
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDeveloping an Adolescent Measure of Health-Promoting Lifestylesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152640-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Developing an Adolescent Measure of Health-Promoting Lifestyles</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">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July, 2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hendricks, Constance, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Southern University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Chair</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">constancehendricks@suson.subr.</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: A vital component essential in attaining the goals and objectives of Healthy People 2010 is promoting healthy lifestyles. Health Promotion continues to be considered the most cost effective approach to improving quality of life. The purpose of this session will be to discuss the development and revision of the Pender Adolescent Lifestyle Profile (ALP). The revised Health-Promoting Lifestyle II (HPLPII), which included some modifications in items and subscales, served as the prototype for the initial generation of the ALP. It became apparent that items used for adults did not &quot;fit&quot; adolescents. The ALP was developed for use with adolescents, however, it had not been used with southern adolescents. The ALP was piloted with Southern adolescents to provide additional psychometric analysis of the instrument. Design: Using a descriptive survey design. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: A convenience sample of 207 middle school southern adolescents (42% African American; 51% male; grades 6-8) Method: Completed the Adolescent Lifestyle Profile, a 42 item likert type questionnaire. The Hendricks Perceptual Health Promotion Determinants Model(c) provided the framework for the study. Findings: The ALP was internally consistent with a total scale reliability=0.91 and its six subscales (alphas=0.64-0.76). Conclusions: Psychometric analysis indicates the Adolescent Lifestyle Profile (ALP) has moderate reliability and validity. However, further construct validation is needed. Implications: Item reduction &amp; further testing was recommended. As a result of this study the ALP has been revised, items refined, some deleted, a subscale renamed and a Spiritual Health Subscale added. The revised ALP now has only 44 items and 7 subscales. Continued use of the instrument is recommended across early, middle and late adolescent age groups.<br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:43:58Z-
dc.date.issued2002-07en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:43:58Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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