Measures perceived social support specific to health-related eating and exercise behaviors. A distinction is made between support from family and support from friends. Five scales can be computed: a general support scale, support of friends in relation to eating or excercise and support from family to eating or excercise. Their are 20 items related to excercise and 20 to diet. Items are scored on a 5-point Likert-type scale ranging from 1 (none) to 5 (very often)
Year: 1987 Authors: Sallis Disease: Obesity Outcome: Social interactions
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Measure: Social support
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Number of RCTs that used this tool (in our study): 2
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Scale: Higher scores are better, scores range 1-5 Reference: 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.
Target population: General population Focus Generic Translations available: Yes Original version validated: Yes Original language: English Form of delivery: Self-reported Licence needed: No 10.1016/0091-7435(87)90022-3