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ERIC Number: EJ1048457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 5
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ISSN: ISSN-2168-6653
Validating a Lifestyle Physical Activity Measure for People with Serious Mental Illness
Bezyak, Jill L.; Chan, Fong; Chiu, Chung-Yi; Kaya, Cahit; Huck, Garrett
Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, v28 n3 p200-204 2014
Purpose: To evaluate the measurement structure of the "Physical Activity Scale for Individuals With Physical Disabilities" (PASIPD) as an assessment tool of lifestyle physical activities for people with severe mental illness. Method: A quantitative descriptive research design using factor analysis was employed. A sample of 72 individuals with severe mental illness was used to examine the factorial structure of the PASIPD, which contains 12 items and 5 factors. Results: Principal components analysis results indicate that the 5-factor structure of the PASIPD can be replicated with people with severe mental illness, which include light/moderate recreation and physical activity, housework, vigorous sport and recreation, lawn and garden work, and occupation. Conclusions: The results underscore the importance of increasing lifestyle physical activity levels among this population, which requires increased attention in the development of measurement tools and interventions for these activities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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