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Published: 2017-12-15

Reliability and validity of Turkish version of “Physical Fitness and Exercise Activity Levels of Older Adults” Scale

Izmir Katip Çelebi University, Health Sciences Faculty, Turkey
Ege University, Faculty of Nursing, Public Health Nursing Department, Turkey
Izmir Katip Çelebi University, Health Sciences Faculty, Turkey
Izmir Narlidere Nursing Home Elderly Care and Rehabilitation Center, Turkey
Izmir Narlidere Nursing Home Elderly Care and Rehabilitation Center, Turkey
Older adults Reliability Exercise Factor analysis

Abstract

Background and aims. This research aimed to investigate the reliability and validity of the Turkish version of
the Physical Fitness and Exercise Activity Levels of Older Adults Scale.
Methods. Methodological study was conducted at an elderly care centre. The study sample comprised of 347
residents. The Physical Fitness and Exercise Activity Levels of Older Adults Scale was used for reliability and
validity analysis.
Results. The overall content validity index value for overall scale was 0.91. KMO sample coefficient of concordance
was found as 0.87, Barlett’s test χ2 value is calculated as 1736.3 (p = 0.000). Compatibility values
were RMSEA = 0.08, RMR = 0.05, CFI = 0.88, GFI = 0.89, AGFI= 0.86. Internal consistency reliability was 0.89,
corresponding coefficients for the perceived motivators factor was 0.88, for the perceived barriers factor was
0.78 and the physical fitness factor was 0.86. In contrast to the original 41-item scale, the number of items in
the scale used in the present study was reduced to 34 after the confirmatory factor analysis.
Conclusions. The study demonstrated that this scale is a valid and reliable instrument that could be used to
determine exercise-related motivators and barriers perceived by individuals aged ≥ 60 years.

Affiliations

M. Yilmaz

Izmir Katip Çelebi University, Health Sciences Faculty, Turkey

A.B. Temel

Ege University, Faculty of Nursing, Public Health Nursing Department, Turkey

G. Yelten

Izmir Katip Çelebi University, Health Sciences Faculty, Turkey

E. Böckün

Izmir Narlidere Nursing Home Elderly Care and Rehabilitation Center, Turkey

A. Karahuseyin

Izmir Narlidere Nursing Home Elderly Care and Rehabilitation Center, Turkey

Copyright

© Società Italiana di Gerontologia e Geriatria (SIGG) , 2017

How to Cite

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Yilmaz, M., Temel, A., Yelten, G., Böckün, E. and Karahuseyin, A. 2017. Reliability and validity of Turkish version of “Physical Fitness and Exercise Activity Levels of Older Adults” Scale. JOURNAL OF GERONTOLOGY AND GERIATRICS. 65, 4 (Dec. 2017), 254-262.
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