The objective of this set of studies, conducted from 2001 to 2005, was to develop reliable and valid physical activity, sedentary behavior, and diet screening measure for use with adolescents in primary care settings. Psychosocial measures also were developed and evaluated, consistent with social cognitive theory and the transtheoretical basis. These are brief measures, suitable for use in multi-behavior studies.
Prochaska, J.J., Sallis, J.F., and Long, B. (2001). A physical activity screening measure for use with adolescents in primary care. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 155 , 554-559.
Prochaska, J.J., Sallis, J.F., and Rupp, J. (2001). Screening measure for assessing dietary fat intake among adolescents. Preventive Medicine, 33,699-706.
Prochaska, J.J., and Sallis, J.F. (2004). Reliability and validity of a fruit and vegetable screening measure for adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health, 34, 163-165.
Norman, G.J., Vaughn, A.A., Roesch, S.C., Sallis, J.F., Calfas, K.J., and Patrick, K. (2004). Development of decisional balance and self-efficacy measures for adolescent sedentary habits. Psychology and Health, 19, 561-575.
Norman, G.J., Sallis, J.F., and Gaskins, R. (2005). Comparability and reliability of paper- and computer-based measures of psychosocial constructs for adolescent physical activity and sedentary behaviors. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 76, 315-323.
Hagler, A., Norman , G.J., Radick, L.R., Calfas, K.J., and Sallis, J.F. (2005). Comparability and reliability of paper- and computer-based measures of psychosocial contructs for adolescent fruit and vegetable and dietary fat intake. Journal of the American Dietetics Association, 105 , 1758-1764.
This survey contains behavior and psychosocial measures for psychological and sedentary behavior that have been evaluated for reliability and validity.
In a three study series, we evaluated the test-retest reliability and concurrent validity of two fruit and vegetable measures (brief and composite) and compared the better measure to the four-item Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) fruit and vegetable scale. A 3-day food record served as the vaildity criterion. Participants were sixth through twelfth grade students recruited from schools in Pittsburgh, PA and San Diego, CA.
Cerin, E., Saelens, B.E., Sallis, J.F., and Frank, L.D. (2006). Neighborhood environment walkability scale: Validity and development of a short form. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 38, 1682-1691.