Further validation of the Health Promoting Activities Scale with mothers of typically developing children

Helen Maree Bourke-Taylor, Aislinn Lalor, Louise Jane Farnworth, Julie F Pallant

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The Health Promoting Activities Scale (HPAS) measures the frequency that mothers participate in self-selected leisure activities that promote health and wellbeing. The scale was originally validated on mothers of school-aged children with disabilities, and the current article extends this research using a comparative sample of mothers of typically developing school-aged children. Australian mothers (N = 263) completed a questionnaire containing the HPAS, a measure of depression, anxiety and stress (DASS-21) and questions concerning their weight, height, sleep quality and demographics. Statistical analysis assessed the underlying structure, internal consistency and construct validity of the HPAS. Inferential statistics were utilised to investigate the construct validity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)308 - 315
Number of pages8
JournalAustralian Occupational Therapy Journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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