Motivators and barriers of a Healthy Lifestyle Scale: development and psychometric characteristics.

@article{Downes2008MotivatorsAB,
  title={Motivators and barriers of a Healthy Lifestyle Scale: development and psychometric characteristics.},
  author={Loureen Downes},
  journal={Journal of nursing measurement},
  year={2008},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={3-15}
}
Black individuals suffer disproportionately from diseases that are preventable by lifestyle choices. The purpose of this study was to test the internal consistency and construct validity of the newly devised instrument, Motivators and Barriers of a Healthy Lifestyle Scale (MABS). The MABS was administered to 109 community-dwelling, adult Blacks. Content validity was supported through review of the literature and the judgment of three content experts. Exploratory factor analysis supported the… CONTINUE READING

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