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A systematic review of reliability and objective criterion-related validity of physical activity questionnaires

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, August 2012
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Title
A systematic review of reliability and objective criterion-related validity of physical activity questionnaires
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International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, August 2012
DOI 10.1186/1479-5868-9-103
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Hendrik Hendrik JF Helmerhorst, Søren Brage, Janet Warren, Herve Besson, Ulf Ekelund

Abstract

Physical inactivity is one of the four leading risk factors for global mortality. Accurate measurement of physical activity (PA) and in particular by physical activity questionnaires (PAQs) remains a challenge. The aim of this paper is to provide an updated systematic review of the reliability and validity characteristics of existing and more recently developed PAQs and to quantitatively compare the performance between existing and newly developed PAQs.A literature search of electronic databases was performed for studies assessing reliability and validity data of PAQs using an objective criterion measurement of PA between January 1997 and December 2011. Articles meeting the inclusion criteria were screened and data were extracted to provide a systematic overview of measurement properties. Due to differences in reported outcomes and criterion methods a quantitative meta-analysis was not possible.In total, 31 studies testing 34 newly developed PAQs, and 65 studies examining 96 existing PAQs were included. Very few PAQs showed good results on both reliability and validity. Median reliability correlation coefficients were 0.62-0.71 for existing, and 0.74-0.76 for new PAQs. Median validity coefficients ranged from 0.30-0.39 for existing, and from 0.25-0.41 for new PAQs.Although the majority of PAQs appear to have acceptable reliability, the validity is moderate at best. Newly developed PAQs do not appear to perform substantially better than existing PAQs in terms of reliability and validity. Future PAQ studies should include measures of absolute validity and the error structure of the instrument.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 4 <1%
United States 3 <1%
Netherlands 2 <1%
Indonesia 2 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Other 7 1%
Unknown 503 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 111 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 107 20%
Researcher 83 16%
Student > Bachelor 51 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 33 6%
Other 90 17%
Unknown 51 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 112 21%
Sports and Recreations 96 18%
Psychology 56 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 53 10%
Social Sciences 38 7%
Other 73 14%
Unknown 98 19%

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#46,320
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#15
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