Measuring enjoyment of physical activity in older adults: invariance of the physical activity enjoyment scale (paces) across groups and time

Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2011 Sep 27;8:103. doi: 10.1186/1479-5868-8-103.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to validate the Physical Activity Enjoyment Scale (PACES) in a sample of older adults. Participants within two different exercise groups were assessed at two time points, 6 months apart. Group and longitudinal invariance was established for a novel, 8-item version of the PACES. The shortened, psychometrically sound measure provides researchers and practitioners an expedited and reliable instrument for assessing the enjoyment of physical activity.

Trial registration: ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00438347.

Publication types

  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Validation Study

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Exercise / psychology*
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pleasure*
  • Psychometrics / methods*
  • Reproducibility of Results

Associated data

  • ClinicalTrials.gov/NCT00438347