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Measurement Properties of the Sedentary Behavior Strategy Self-Management Instrument in African-American Breast Cancer Survivors
American Journal of Health Behavior
  • Raheem J. Paxton, University of North Texas Health Science Center
  • Yong Gao, Boise State University
  • Stephen D. Herrmann, Sanford Research
  • Gregory J. Norman, University of California at San Diego
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
3-1-2015
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Abstract
Objectives: To examine the validity and reliability of a modified Sedentary Behavior Strategy Self-Management Scale (SBSMS) in a sample of breast cancer survivors. Methods: A total of 291 African-American (AA) breast cancer survivors completed the SBSMS, which was subjected to tests of reliability, structural validity, and tests of measurement equivalence/invariance (ME/I). Results: A revised measurement model fit the data and demonstrated internal reliability and structural validity. Tests for ME/I revealed that the revised model had appropriate levels of invariance among weight status, educational, and years out from diagnosis groups, but not among age groups. Conclusion: The reliability and structural validity of the instrument was supported overall; however, revisions may be needed to support its validity in older AA breast cancer survivors.
Citation Information
Raheem J. Paxton, Yong Gao, Stephen D. Herrmann and Gregory J. Norman. "Measurement Properties of the Sedentary Behavior Strategy Self-Management Instrument in African-American Breast Cancer Survivors" American Journal of Health Behavior (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/yong_gao/36/