Evaluating sensitivity to change in the Simple Lifestyle Indicator Questionnaire (SLIQ)

Norman, Bradley (2014) Evaluating sensitivity to change in the Simple Lifestyle Indicator Questionnaire (SLIQ). Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The Simple Lifestyle Indicator Questionnaire (SLIQ) was developed to measure five aspects of lifestyle that are shown to impact cardiovascular health. The present study addresses a gap in the literature on the SLIQ by evaluating its sensitivity to change. We recruited forty-one adult participants from a Weight Watchers’ location and a university gym. At enrollment, participants were weighed and asked to complete the SLIQ. Three months later, they were weighed a second time and completed the SLIQ again. Additionally, participants provided self-reports regarding how they felt various health-related aspects of their lifestyle had changed during the study period. Self-reports and weight change were compared with the change in SLIQ scores over the study period. We found that changes in the overall SLIQ scores had a statistically significant correlation with weight change and with participants’ self-reported change in lifestyle. SLIQ sub-scores, specifically those relating to diet and exercise, were found to correlate significantly with self-reports.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/6391
Item ID: 6391
Additional Information: Including bibliographical references (pages 37-39).
Department(s): Medicine, Faculty of
Date: May 2014
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Lifestyles--Health aspects; Cardiovascular fitness; Health behavior; Health attitudes; Psychometrics

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