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The development of a questionnaire to investigate the views of health professionals regarding exercise for the treatment of mental illness

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Robert StantonRobert Stanton, Brenda Happell, Peter ReaburnPeter Reaburn
Objectives: The knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of health professionals are important in the successful application of exercise programs for the treatment of people with mental illness. We developed the Exercise in Mental Illness Questionnaire-Health Professionals Version (EMIQ-HP) in response to the lack of a comprehensive, valid and reliable instrument to assess the knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of health professionals. Methods: Content validation was achieved by expert consensus, test-retest reliability was calculated using intraclass correlation coefficients. Results: Thirty health professionals completed the questionnaire on two occasions separated by seven days. With the exception of one item, ICCs ranged from 0.61 to 1.00 suggesting excellent test-retest reliability. Conclusions: We propose the EMIQ-HP may be used to assess the knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of health professional regarding the prescription of exercise of people with mental illness. Further trialling and psychometric testing is recommended.

Funding

Category 3 - Industry and Other Research Income

History

Volume

7

Issue

3

Start Page

177

End Page

182

Number of Pages

6

eISSN

1878-0199

ISSN

1755-2966

Location

Netherlands

Publisher

Elsevier

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Mental health and physical activity.