Distinguished Professor, Family Medicine and Public Health
University of California, San Diego

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Social Support for Diet and Exercise

 

Implemented in 1986, the purpose of this study was to develop measures of perceived social support specific to health-related eating and exercise behaviors. These measures have been used in abbreviated versions. The physical activity measures were identified in GRAD to refer to "Physical Activity", and they were used in NQLS as 3-item scales.

Main Citation:

Sallis, J.F., Grossman, R.M., Pinski, R.B., Patterson, T.L., and Nader, P.R. (1987). The development of scales to measure  social support for diet and exercise behaviors. Preventive Medicine, 16, 825-836.

               
   

Social Support for Diet: Survey

 

Assessment of the level of support individuals making health-behavior changes (eating habits) felt they were receiving from family and friends.    
           
   

Social Support for Exercise: Survey

  Assessment of the level of support individuals making health-behavior changes (exercise) felt they were receiving from family and friends.    
           
    Social Support for Diet and Exercise Behaviors: Scoring
 

Guide for scoring either the complete or abbreviated scales.

Sallis, J.F., Grossman, R.M., Pinski, R.B., Patterson, T.L., and Nader, P.R.

   
           
    Social Support for Exercise Behaviors (Mandarin Chinese)
 

Mandarin translation of social support survey.

Please direct questions to Sijian LI, PhD.

   
             
    Social Support for Exercise Behaviors (French)
  French translation by laboratory of Alain P. Gauthier, B.E.P.S., M.A., Laurentian University. Please direct questions to agauthier@laurentian.ca or (705) 675-1151 ext: 1071.    
             
    Social Support for Exercise and Diet (Spanish)
  Spanish translation.    
             
    Social Support for Exercise Behaviors (Greek)
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Greek translation of social support survey. Please direct questions to Eleni Theodoropoulou at eltheodor@phed.uoa.gr, theodorelen@gmail.com or Konstantinos Karteroliotis at ckarter@phed.uoa.gr

Reference: Theodoropoulou, E., Karteroliotis, K. & Stavrou, N. (2014). Validity and reliability of Greek versions of two scales assessing family and friend support for exercise behaviour. Perceptual & Motor Skills, 118(1), 26-40.
Doi: 10.2466/06.08.PMS.118k13w7.

   

 

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