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Psychometric Properties of the Healthy Lifestyle Questionnaire for Ecuadorian University Students (EVS-EUE)

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Research Group in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, Universidad Politécnica Salesiana, Cuenca 010105, Ecuador
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Department of Physical Education, Sport and Human Movement, Autonomous University of Madrid, 28049 Madrid, Spain
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Didactic and Behavioral Analysis in Sport Research Group, Faculty of Sports Science, University of Extremadura, 10003 Cáceres, Spain
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Sport of Studies Center, Rey Juan Carlos University, 28933 Madrid, Spain
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Academic Editors: Desirée Valera-Gran and Eva Maria Navarrete-Munoz
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(3), 1087; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18031087
Received: 10 December 2020 / Revised: 18 January 2021 / Accepted: 22 January 2021 / Published: 26 January 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Instruments for Measuring Health)
University students are considered a key population in promoting and establishing healthy lifestyles that will ensure a full life for the next generations. The purpose of this study was to do a cultural and linguistic adaptation of the healthy lifestyle questionnaire for Ecuadorian university students (EVS-EUE). Two thousand, one hundred and eight (2108) students from 17 to 19 years old (27%), 20 to 24 years old (57%), and over 24 years old (16%) participated (M = 21.81 years; SD = 3.04). A confirmatory factor analysis, internal consistency analysis, and concurrent validity were conducted. The results of the EVS-EUE Questionnaire presented adequate values (χ2/d.f = 9.02, Comparative Fit Index (CFI) = 0.96, Incremental Fit Index (IFI) = 0.96, McDonald Fit Index (MFI) = 0.91, Adjusted Goodness of Fit Index (AGFI) = 0.94, Root Mean Square Error of Approximation (RMSEA) = 0.06, Standardized Root Mean Square Residual (SRMR) = 0.03). The internal consistency showed values above 0.70, and analyzed its concurrent validity, reaching adequate values. This study has provided a valid and reliable questionnaire to evaluate healthy lifestyles in the Ecuadorian population. View Full-Text
Keywords: eating habits; resting habits; instrument; university students; physical activity; psychometrics eating habits; resting habits; instrument; university students; physical activity; psychometrics
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Alvarez-Alvarez, M.; de la Vega-Marcos, R.; Jiménez-Castuera, R.; Leyton-Román, M. Psychometric Properties of the Healthy Lifestyle Questionnaire for Ecuadorian University Students (EVS-EUE). Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 1087. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18031087

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Alvarez-Alvarez M, de la Vega-Marcos R, Jiménez-Castuera R, Leyton-Román M. Psychometric Properties of the Healthy Lifestyle Questionnaire for Ecuadorian University Students (EVS-EUE). International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(3):1087. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18031087

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Alvarez-Alvarez, Mario, Ricardo de la Vega-Marcos, Ruth Jiménez-Castuera, and Marta Leyton-Román. 2021. "Psychometric Properties of the Healthy Lifestyle Questionnaire for Ecuadorian University Students (EVS-EUE)" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 3: 1087. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18031087

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