The development and testing of the questionnaire for the BE FREE program

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7/18/2018
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Women 40 to 65 years of age experience many life changes including menopausal transition. The BE FREE™ program aims improve overall wellness and enhance quality of life for women in this group. PURPOSE: To test and validate a questionnaire for the BE FREE™ program. METHODS: Two rounds of expert panel testing were conducted to create a 36-question BE FREE™ questionnaire. A target population of women 40 to 65 years old were asked for feedback in a pilot round. The final 36-question questionnaire was administered to the target population for analysis. RESULTS: The questionnaire produced an alpha value of 0.41, and error variance of 0.83. Subscale alpha values included behavior (0.58), environment (-0.54), food (-0.39), rest (-0.52), exercise (0.25), and emotional health (0.05). CONCLUSION: The questionnaire needs to display highly correlated items with higher Cronbach alpha scores to represent reliability with lower error of variance to be considered reliable and valid.

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BE FREE, Menopause, Women, Wellness, Food, Exercise, Rest, Environment, Behavior, Emotional health
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