Examining the Validity of the Stages of Exercise Change Algorithm

Hausenblas, Heather A.; Dannecker, Erin A.; Connaughton, Daniel P.; Lovins, Timm R.
March 1999
American Journal of Health Studies;1999, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p94
Academic Journal
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to examine the concurrent validity of a stages of exercise behavior change algorithm using both objective (i.e., cardiorespiratory endurance) and self-report (i.e., Leisure-Time Exercise Questionnaire) parameters of exercise in 45 police officers. Results revealed that participants in the preparation stage had lower Leisure-Time Exercise Questionnaire scores than participants in the action and maintenance stage; and that participants in the action stage had lower scores than participants in the maintenance stage. Similarly, participants in the preparation stage had lower cardiorespiratory endurance compared to participants in the action stage. [Am J Health Studies 1999; 15(2): 94-99]


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