Development and preliminary validation of a questionnaire on regular exercise beliefs among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Hsiao Chiao Wang, Yann Fen C Chao, Jen Chen Tsai, Min Huey Chung, Yang Hao Yu, Liang Wen Hang, Shin Da Lee

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Aims and objectives: To develop a Regular Exercise Belief Questionnaire and test its psychometric properties for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Background: Regular exercise has been shown to significantly improve physical capacity and the quality of life of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. However, their adherence to long-term exercise is low. To develop an effective strategy for promoting good exercise behaviours, it is important to have a validated instrument to evaluate factors related to engaging in exercise. Design and methods: A cross-sectional design was used for the study. Construction of the Regular Exercise Belief Questionnaire was based on the Theory of Planned Behaviour Reliability and validity were assessed using a sample of 136 male patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The construct validity of the questionnaire was confirmed through exploratory factor analysis and known group technique. Results: Exploratory factor analysis resulted in an eight-factor solution that explained 70·4% of the total variance. The internal consistency of the Regular Exercise Belief Questionnaire was 0·83-0·93. The Regular Exercise Belief Questionnaire was preliminarily found to be reliable and exhibited satisfactory validity for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Conclusion: The Regular Exercise Belief Questionnaire is the first theory-based measure of exercise beliefs among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The questionnaire provides an effective method to examine behaviour beliefs, normative beliefs and control beliefs about regular exercise. Clinical relevance: The measure can be used to periodically evaluate the exercise beliefs in clinics and to examine the effectiveness of exercise programmes in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The result of the evaluation could also apply to identify strategies related to promoting exercise behaviours.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1133-1143
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Clinical Nursing
Volume23
Issue number7-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Beliefs
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Instrument development
  • Psychometric
  • Questionnaire
  • Regular exercise
  • Theory of planned behaviour

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Medicine(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Development and preliminary validation of a questionnaire on regular exercise beliefs among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this