Optimal Living Profile: An Inventory to Assess Health and Wellness

Authors: Renger, Ralph F.1; Midyett, Steven J.2; Soto Mas, Francisco G.3; Erin, Terri D.4; McDermott, Harry M.5; Papenfuss, Richard L.6; Eichling, Phillip S.7; Baker, Dan H.7; Johnson, Kathleen A.7; Hewitt, Michael J.7

Source: American Journal of Health Behavior, Volume 24, Number 6, November 2000 , pp. 403-412(10)

Publisher: PNG Publications

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Objective: To develop an instrument to assess environmental, emotional, spiritual, physical, social, and intellectual health and wellness. Methods: Reliability was assessed using 102 respondents who completed the OLP on 2 occasions. Concurrent validity was assessed using a second sample of 34 respondents and a panel of 6 experts. Results: Most items had high test-retest correlation coefficients. Each dimension had high internal consistency (ie, high Cronbach Alphas). Independence of items in each dimension suggested good divergent and convergent validity. Conclusions: The OLP is a reliable and valid instrument for assessing dimensions of the Total Person Concept.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.24.6.1

Affiliations: 1: College of Public Heath, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. 2: College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. 3: Health Education Program, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 4: Canyon Ranch Health Resort, Tucson, AZ 5: Campus Health Service, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. 6: Center for Health Promotion, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV. 7: Canyon Ranch Health Resort, Tucson, AZ.

Publication date: November 1, 2000

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