A preliminary reliability and validity study of the Chinese version of the self-efficacy for exercise scale for older adults

Ling-Ling Lee, Shoa-Jen Perng, Chin-Chih Ho, Hsiang-Ming Hsu, Shu-Chuan Lau, Antony Arthur

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Population ageing affects most undeveloped, developing and developed countries. Less than a quarter of older people undertake a level of physical activity worldwide that is sufficient to lead to health benefits. Understanding older people's confidence regarding engaging in exercise helps to structure physical activity interventions that motivate them to initiate and adhere to regular exercise. Estimates of the reliability and validity of the English version of the self-efficacy for exercise (SEE) scale has been widely tested and shown to be valid for use in various settings and among older people. The reliability and validity of a Chinese version of the SEE for older adults has not been tested.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)230-8
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Studies
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009


  • Aged
  • China
  • Exercise
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Self Efficacy

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