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00005768-200305001-0075500005768_2003_35_s137_odagiri_utilizatation_5miscellaneous< 17_0_5_0 >Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise©2003The American College of Sports MedicineVolume 35(5) Supplement 1May 2003p S137DEVELOPMENT OF THE BEHAVIORAL SKILL UTILIZATATION SCALE FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY[C-15R FREE COMMUNICATION/POSTER PHYSICAL ACTIVITY INTERVENTIONS]Odagiri, Y1; Inoue, S1; Wakui, S1; Moriguchi, T1; Ohya, Y1; Shimomitsu, T11Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Tokyo Medical University, TokyoPURPOSEPurpose of this study was to develop and test the validity and reliability of the behavioral skill utilization scale for Japanese that will be practically used for the physical activity intervention using behavioral skills.METHODSFrom the answers to the questions concerning what kind of skills will be used when the subjects change, or will change, their physical activity behavior, 146 items were listed for the new behavioral skill utilization scale. The items were originally developed with reference to some items from the exercise process of change questionnaire. Forty seven items were finally set after some adjustment for wording.RESULTSThe new scale and some questions for the stage of change for exercise behavior (SOC) distribution were delivered to 2,439 Japanese workers in one company. Sixteen hundred and fifty nine subjects answered and 1,287 gave informed consent for this study. The 11 factors for behavioral skills including counter conditioning, social support, stimulus control, and coping etc were developed. Chronbach α for each of the factors were more than 0.7 in 9 out of 11 factors and the internal consistencies were relatively high. The SOC distribution was as follows: precontemplation (22%); contemplation (13%): preparation(39%); action (6%); maintenance (20%). Analyses of variance showed that mean scores for all 11 factors were significantly (p < 0.001) high in the subjects in higher stages.CONCLUSIONThe newly developed behavioral skill utilization scale for physical activity showed high validity and reliability. This study was supported by the grant in aid for scientific research by the Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science, and Technology, No12670370DEVELOPMENT OF THE BEHAVIORAL SKILL UTILIZATATION SCALE FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITYOdagiri, Y; Inoue, S; Wakui, S; Moriguchi, T; Ohya, Y; Shimomitsu, TC-15R Free Communication/Poster Physical Activity Interventions535