Psychometric Evaluation of Computer-Administered Tension Scales for Weight Management

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161017
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Presentation
Title:
Psychometric Evaluation of Computer-Administered Tension Scales for Weight Management
Abstract:
Psychometric Evaluation of Computer-Administered Tension Scales for Weight Management
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2007
Author:Kramer, Kelli, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:KUMC
Contact Address:SON, Kansas City, KS, 66160, USA
Co-Authors:S. Popkess-Vawter, SON, KUMC, Kansas City, KS
Obesity is a US epidemic. Measures that assess the multiple contributing factors of obesity are lacking. Preliminary research based on reversal theory showed increased tension to be associated with overeating; tension is a feeling of uneasiness or discomfort. Research literature and clinical practice suggest that tension may be related to skipped exercise and low self-esteem, as well as overeating. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of three computer-administered tension scales, Overeating Tension, Exercise Tension, and Esteem Tension, in two rural telehealth settings. Rural settings were chosen based on earlier studies of the underserved in rural Kansas where limited providers and high treatment costs prohibit adequate health care. Aims of the study were to: (a) field test the readability, content validity, usability, human-computer interface, and performance of three computer-administered tension scales (Phase 1); and (b) evaluate the internal consistency reliability and construct validity (dimensionality, convergent validity, hypothesis testing) of the tension scales (Phase 2). In phase 2, hypothesis testing was used to evaluate construct validity, addressing the question: What is the relationship between tension scores (Overeating Tension, Exercise Tension, and Esteem Tension Scales) and subjects' body mass index (BMI; weight [kg]/height [m2]). The hypothesis that was tested: Subjects with higher body mass index (BMI) will have higher tension scores on the Overeating Tension, Exercise Tension, and Esteem Tension Scales compared to subjects with lower BMIs. The long term goal of this research is to investigate the impact of overeating tension, exercise tension, and esteem tension in the rural overweight populations. Study results and conclusions will be presented.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.titlePsychometric Evaluation of Computer-Administered Tension Scales for Weight Managementen_GB
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dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Psychometric Evaluation of Computer-Administered Tension Scales for Weight Management</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kramer, Kelli, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">KUMC</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">SON, Kansas City, KS, 66160, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kkramer3@kumc.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">S. Popkess-Vawter, SON, KUMC, Kansas City, KS</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Obesity is a US epidemic. Measures that assess the multiple contributing factors of obesity are lacking. Preliminary research based on reversal theory showed increased tension to be associated with overeating; tension is a feeling of uneasiness or discomfort. Research literature and clinical practice suggest that tension may be related to skipped exercise and low self-esteem, as well as overeating. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of three computer-administered tension scales, Overeating Tension, Exercise Tension, and Esteem Tension, in two rural telehealth settings. Rural settings were chosen based on earlier studies of the underserved in rural Kansas where limited providers and high treatment costs prohibit adequate health care. Aims of the study were to: (a) field test the readability, content validity, usability, human-computer interface, and performance of three computer-administered tension scales (Phase 1); and (b) evaluate the internal consistency reliability and construct validity (dimensionality, convergent validity, hypothesis testing) of the tension scales (Phase 2). In phase 2, hypothesis testing was used to evaluate construct validity, addressing the question: What is the relationship between tension scores (Overeating Tension, Exercise Tension, and Esteem Tension Scales) and subjects' body mass index (BMI; weight [kg]/height [m2]). The hypothesis that was tested: Subjects with higher body mass index (BMI) will have higher tension scores on the Overeating Tension, Exercise Tension, and Esteem Tension Scales compared to subjects with lower BMIs. The long term goal of this research is to investigate the impact of overeating tension, exercise tension, and esteem tension in the rural overweight populations. Study results and conclusions will be presented.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:14:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:14:33Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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