Measuring accumulated health-related benefits of exercise participation for older adults: the Vitality Plus Scale.

@article{Myers1999MeasuringAH,
  title={Measuring accumulated health-related benefits of exercise participation for older adults: the Vitality Plus Scale.},
  author={Anita M. Myers and O W Malott and Erika Gray and Catrine Tudor-Locke and Nancy A. Ecclestone and Sandy O'Brien Cousins and Robert Petrella},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={1999},
  volume={54 9},
  pages={M456-66}
}
BACKGROUND Existing measures fail to capture the perceived benefits attributed to exercise participation by older adults themselves. Noticeable improvements in sleep, energy level, bodily aches and pains, constipation, and other psychophysical aspects of "feeling good" may represent ongoing sources of motivation for continued participation. The Vitality Plus Scale (VPS) was developed to measure these potential health-related benefits of exercising. METHODS The 10-item VPS was developed using… CONTINUE READING

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