Health  Vol.8 No.2 , January 2016
The Brunel Mood Scale Rating in Mental Health for Physically Active and Apparently Healthy Populations
Abstract: There is a positive relationship between mood states and mental health. The aim of the present study was to investigate the construct validity and internal consistency of the Brunel Mood Scale (BRUMS) for use with different populations, which are physically active and apparently healthy. Measures were obtained from 1295 male (N = 709, 34 ± 20 years, mean ± SD) and female (N = 576, 43 ± 24 years, mean ± SD) volunteers. Factor analysis was used, verifying that six factors (components) accounted for 62.65% of the total variance of the scale. The Varimax method with Kaiser Normalization for the rotation of the factors for the main components, and it was observed that the 24 scale items loaded on six mood factors (anger, depression, tension, vigor, fatigue, and confusion). Internal consistency was good for all the factors identified. We suggest that the results provide some support for validity of the BRUMS for use with different populations, which are physically active and apparently healthy.
Cite this paper: Brandt, R. , Herrero, D. , Massetti, T. , Crocetta, T. , Guarnieri, R. , de Mello Monteiro, C. , da Silveira Viana, M. , Bevilacqua, G. , de Abreu, L. and Andrade, A. (2016) The Brunel Mood Scale Rating in Mental Health for Physically Active and Apparently Healthy Populations. Health, 8, 125-132. doi: 10.4236/health.2016.82015.

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