- The SCI Exercise Self-Efficacy Scale (ESES) is a scale developed to measure a person with SCI’s beliefs or confidence that they can perform various physical activities and exercise (on a scale of 1-4).
- One dichotomous item asks whether the individuals has exercised at home and / or in a gym in the past 12 months. perceived exercise self-efficacy for various types of physical activities.
- Self-efficacy is the belief individuals have in their ability to perform certain behaviours to achieve desired outcomes. The ESES measures the subject’s perceived exercise self-efficacy beliefs. Evidence suggests that the adoption of and adherence to regular exercise is influenced by self-efficacy to perform physical activity. Consequently, this scale was developed to address the lack of an exercise self-efficacy tool for people with SCI.
- The ESES was developed specifically for the SCI population based on expert comments and interviews with individuals with SCI. Therefore, it should represent the physical activity and exercise self-efficacy issues of this unique population.
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