The goal of this current study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the AYAM-HIS among a select sample of AYAMs, a priority population experiencing disparate health outcomes compared to women. These preliminary results indicate that AYAM-HIS yielded reliable and valid data, thus providing a means to measure indicators of health behaviors and possible outcomes within this population. The AYAM-HIS can provide the necessary information to assess current health behaviors so as to provide a foundation from which interventions can be designed. Future research into reducing survey fatigue related to AYAM-HIS and testing with diverse populations are warranted.
Author ORCID Identifier
Michael Rovito https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8086-3460
Shari Dworkin https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1031-8859
Kathy Rovito https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5521-2703
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Rovito, Michael J.; Dworkin, Shari; Allen, Keri; Rovito, Kathy E.; and Martinez, Sydney
"Psychometric Properties of the Adolescent and Young Adult Men – Health Indicators Scale (AYAM-HIS),"
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