Journal article

Reliability of a wellness inventory for use among adolescent females aged 12-14 years

Jerome N Rachele, Thomas F Cuddihy, Tracy L Washington, Steven M McPhail

BMC Women's Health | BioMed Central | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The wellness construct has application in a number of fields including education, healthcare and counseling, particularly with regard to female adolescents. The effective measurement of wellness in adolescents can assist researchers and practitioners in determining lifestyle behaviors in which they are lacking. Behavior change interventions can then be designed which directly aid in the promotion of these areas. METHODS: The 5-Factor Wellness Inventory (designed to measure the Indivisible Self model of wellness) is a popular instrument for measuring the broad aspects of wellness amongst adolescents. The instrument comprises 97 items contributing to 17 subscales, five dimension..

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