Improving the psychological evaluation of exercise referral: Psychometric properties of the Exercise Referral Quality of Life Scale

Charlotte Hilton, Richard Trigg, Antoinette Minniti

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Abstract

There is a growing need to assess the psychological outcomes of exercise referral and the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence has called for the routine assessment of life-quality. However, a quality of life scale specific to the requirements of exercise referral is currently unavailable. Therefore, the aim of this study was to produce a quality of life measure for this purpose. The Exercise Referral Quality of Life Scale is a 22-item measure comprising three domains: mental and physical health, injury pain and illness and physical activity facilitators. Exploratory factor analysis determined the initial factor structure and was subsequently confirmed by confirmatory factor analysis. Additional scale properties were also assessed. The scale contributes to the global need for improved consistent psychological outcome assessment of exercise referral.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalHealth Psychology Open
Volume2
Issue number2
Early online date7 Jul 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2015

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Keywords

  • Exercise behaviour
  • Health psychology
  • Physical activity
  • Public health psychology
  • Quality of life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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