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Exercise Self-Efficacy Scale

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This study assessed the psychometric properties of the Arabic version of Exercise Self-Efficacy scale (ESE-A) among Jordanian outpatients with a variety of chronic diseases using descriptive cross-sectional design. Participants? scores of ESE-A significantly correlated with their reported weekly exercise frequency (r = .23, p< .001), duration (r = .31, p< .001), and evaluation of their physical exercise (r = .39, p< .001). The construct validity was tested using exploratory factor analysis, which retained all items, and the scree plot showed one meaningful factor with an eigenvalue of 10.38 and an explained variance of 57.7%. Furthermore, Cronbach?s alpha was .89 and split-half coefficient was .83 indicating that the ESE-A is a reliable scale. The ESE-A was found to be a robust measure to evaluate exercise self-efficacy among Arabic patients with chronic diseases. Arabic researchers interested in exercise self-efficacy are invited to utilize the ESE-A in their studies to confirm its psychometric properties.

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Darawad, M. W., et al. (2016). "Exercise Self-Efficacy Scale." Clin Nurs Res: 1054773816683504.


Methods Condition Gender Age Country Setting Sample size
outpatients with a variety of chronic diseases Both Jordan
Healthcare Facility

Number of items

6 items


Measure does not require training

Required time

Less than 5 min

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Articles last updated: December 2020