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Validation of the Portuguese Version of the Healthy Lifestyle Questionnaire

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Department of Sports and Well-being, Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Rua Prof. Dr. Faria de Vasconcelos, Higher School of Education—SHERU (Sport, Health and Exercise Research Unit), 6200 Castelo Branco, Portugal
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Sport Studies Centre, Rey Juan Carlos University, Pso Artilleros, s/n, 28032 Madrid, Spain
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Didactic and Behavioural Analysis in Sport Research Group, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Extremadura, Avda. de la Universidad, s/n, 10003 Cáceres, Spain
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(4), 1458; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17041458
Received: 20 December 2019 / Revised: 19 February 2020 / Accepted: 21 February 2020 / Published: 24 February 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sports and Health)
The main objective of this study was the validation of the Healthy Lifestyle Questionnaire (EVS II), using a confirmatory factorial analysis of the measurement model, with veteran athletes. A total of 348 veteran Portuguese athletes of both genders, aged between 30 and 60 years (M = 41.64, SD = 9.83), of whom 200 were males and 148 were females, from several sports. The results of the confirmatory factor analysis demonstrate the adequacy of the adapted version of the EVS II, as the factorial structure (6 factors/24 items) has acceptable validity indexes: χ2 = 305.925, p = 0.000, df = 120.017, χ2/df = 2.549, NFI (Normed Fit Index) = 0.909, TLI (Tucker Lewis Index) = 0.918, CFI (Comparative Fit Index) = 0.944, GFI (Goodness of Fit Index) = 0.944, AGFI (Adjusted Goodness of Fit Index) = 0.909, SRMR (Standardized Root Mean Square Residual) = 0.048, RMSEA (Root Mean Square of Approximation) = 0.060, allowing evaluation of the dimensions of balanced diet, respect for mealtime, tobacco and alcohol consumption, other drugs consumption and resting habits. The adaptation to sport of the Portuguese version of EVS II can be used with reasonable confidence in the evaluation of healthy lifestyles in the context of sport. View Full-Text
Keywords: healthy lifestyles; confirmatory factorial analysis; sport; veterans; psychometrics healthy lifestyles; confirmatory factorial analysis; sport; veterans; psychometrics
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Batista, M.; Leyton-Román, M.; Honório, S.; Santos, J.; Jiménez-Castuera, R. Validation of the Portuguese Version of the Healthy Lifestyle Questionnaire. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 1458. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17041458

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Batista M, Leyton-Román M, Honório S, Santos J, Jiménez-Castuera R. Validation of the Portuguese Version of the Healthy Lifestyle Questionnaire. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(4):1458. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17041458

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