Development of measure of fitness walking self-efficacy for adults 65 years and older

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160686
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Development of measure of fitness walking self-efficacy for adults 65 years and older
Abstract:
Development of measure of fitness walking self-efficacy for adults 65 years and older
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Konradi, Donna, DNS
P.I. Institution Name:Illinois State University
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:Mennonite College of Nursing, Campus Box 5810, 312 Edwards Hall, Normal, IL, 61790, USA
Contact Telephone:309.438.2203
A non-experimental, descriptive design is being used to develop and test the psychometric characteristics of the Walking Confidence Scale II (WCSII). The WCSII is an age sensitive measure of fitness walking self-efficacy for adults 65 years and older. Items for the instrument have been developed based on the most prevalent themes identified in a previous focus group study of fitness walkers age 65 and older (Konradi, 1999). The themes included in the WCSII measure are habit and routine, environmental factors, and spirit. The instrument readability level has been set at 6-8th grade. The desired length of the final instrument is planned at 15-20 items. Following a review of 40 preliminary items by content experts, a power analysis will be used to determine the needed sample size. Recruitment strategies include newspaper advertisements and cooperative efforts with a hospital-based health promotion program. Test-retest at a two-week interval will be completed to determine the stability of the instrument. Internal consistency will be measured by Cronbach's alpha. Factor analysis will be used to eliminate items that do not contribute to the overall measure. Principle component analysis of the inter-item correlations will be conducted with Eigenvalue analysis. Correlation among factors will be assessed.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDevelopment of measure of fitness walking self-efficacy for adults 65 years and olderen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160686-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Development of measure of fitness walking self-efficacy for adults 65 years and older</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Konradi, Donna, DNS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Illinois State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Mennonite College of Nursing, Campus Box 5810, 312 Edwards Hall, Normal, IL, 61790, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">309.438.2203</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">dbkonra@ilstu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">A non-experimental, descriptive design is being used to develop and test the psychometric characteristics of the Walking Confidence Scale II (WCSII). The WCSII is an age sensitive measure of fitness walking self-efficacy for adults 65 years and older. Items for the instrument have been developed based on the most prevalent themes identified in a previous focus group study of fitness walkers age 65 and older (Konradi, 1999). The themes included in the WCSII measure are habit and routine, environmental factors, and spirit. The instrument readability level has been set at 6-8th grade. The desired length of the final instrument is planned at 15-20 items. Following a review of 40 preliminary items by content experts, a power analysis will be used to determine the needed sample size. Recruitment strategies include newspaper advertisements and cooperative efforts with a hospital-based health promotion program. Test-retest at a two-week interval will be completed to determine the stability of the instrument. Internal consistency will be measured by Cronbach's alpha. Factor analysis will be used to eliminate items that do not contribute to the overall measure. Principle component analysis of the inter-item correlations will be conducted with Eigenvalue analysis. Correlation among factors will be assessed.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:09:01Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:09:01Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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