Construct Validity of the OMNI Resistance Exercise Scale
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Lagally, K.M., and R.J. Robertson. Construct validity of the OMNI Resistance Exercise Scale. J. Strength Cond. Res. 20(2):252-256. 2006.-This study examined the construct validity of the Adult OMNI Perceived Exertion Scale for Resistance Exercise (OMNI-RES). Forty (20 men and 20 women) subjects performed 1 repetition of the knee extension exercise at 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, and 90% of the 1 repetition maximum. Active muscle and overall body ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) were collected from
... e collected from the Borg 15-category RPE scale and the OMNI-RES immediately following each repetition. Construct validity was established by correlating RPE from the OMNI-RES with RPE from the Borg RPE scale using regression analysis. The results indicated a positive and linear relationship between RPE from the OMNI-RES and RPE from the Borg scale for both men and women. Validity coefficients ranged from r ϭ 0.94 to 0.97. The high level of construct validity indicates that the OMNI-RES measures the same properties of exertion as the Borg RPE scale during resistance exercise and suggests that the 2 scales can be used interchangeably during resistance exercise.