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Self-efficacy is confidence in the ability to do specific behaviors in specific situations. These measures were developed to assess self-efficacy of adults for diet (fat, salt) and exercise. Items were developed through formative research. These scales have been adapted for "physical activity" (see GRAD survey) and very short versions (see San Diego Health and Exercise Project and NQLS).

Main Citations:

Sallis, J.F., Pinski, R.B., Grossman, R.M., Patterson,T.L., and Nader, P.R. (1988). The development of self-efficacy scales for health-related diet and exercise behaviors. Health Education Research, 3, 283-292.

Decker, J.W., and Dennis, K.E. (2013) The Eating Habits Confidence Survey: Reliability and Validity in Overweight and Obese Postmenopausal Women. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 21, Number 1, 110-119(10). Read Paper

These are slightly shortened surveys that have been widely used. **See Exercise Survey doc for scoring instructions. for Diet and Exercise Surveys. 

These are slightly shortened surveys that have been widely used, plus scoring instructions.

Translation by laboratory of Coralie Eeckhout, University of Louvain, Psychological Research Sciences Institute. Please direct questions to coralie.eeckhout@uclouvain.be

Translation by Pai-Chuan Huang, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan. Please direct questions to paichuan@mail.ncku.edu.tw

Translation by Pai-Chuan Huang, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan. Please direct questions to paichuan@mail.ncku.edu.tw

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