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Article: Examining the validity and reliability of the Chinese version of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire, long form (IPAQ-LC)

TitleExamining the validity and reliability of the Chinese version of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire, long form (IPAQ-LC)
Authors
KeywordsChinese
IPAQ
Physical activity
Reliability
Validity
Issue Date2011
PublisherCambridge University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=PHN
Citation
Public Health Nutrition, 2011, v. 14 n. 3, p. 443-450 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective To investigate the reliability and the validity of the long format, Chinese version of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ-LC).Design Cross-sectional study, examining the reliability and validity of the IPAQ-LC compared with a physical activity log (PA-log) and objective accelerometry. Setting Self-reported physical activity (PA) in Hong Kong adults. Subjects A total of eighty-three Chinese adults (forty-seven males, thirty-six females) were asked to wear an ActiTrainer accelerometer (MTI-ActiGraph, Fort Walton Beach, FL, USA) for >10 h over 7 d, to complete a PA-log at the end of each day and to complete the IPAQ-LC on day 8. On a sub-sample of twenty-eight adults the IPAQ-LC was also administered on day 11 to assess its reliability. Results The IPAQ-LC had good test-retest reliability for grouped activities, with intra-class correlation coefficients ranging from 074 to 097 for vigorous, moderate, walking and total PA, with between-test effect sizes that were small (<049). The Spearman correlation coefficients were statistically significant for vigorous PA (r = 028), moderate + walking PA (r = 027), as well as overall PA (r = 035), when compared with the accelerometry-based criterion measures, but none of the IPAQ activity categories correlated significantly with the PA-log. In absolute units, only the IPAQ light and overall PA did not differ significantly from the accelerometry measures, yet overall PA was able to faithfully discriminate between quartiles of PA (P = 0019) when compared to accelerometry. Conclusions The IPAQ-LC demonstrated adequate reliability and showed sufficient evidence of validity in assessing overall levels of habitual PA to be used on Hong Kong adults. © 2010 The Authors.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/139967
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.433
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.995
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Funding AgencyGrant Number
University of Hong Kong via its University Research Committee's Strategic Research Theme initiative in Public Health
Funding Information:

Funding was provided by The University of Hong Kong via its University Research Committee's Strategic Research Theme initiative in Public Health. The authors report no conflicts of interest. All authors contributed substantially to the design, implementation, analysis and writing of the present paper. The project was conceived and planned by D.M, A.C. and B.C., the data collection was performed by A.C., the analysis was conducted by D.M., A.C. and E.C., and the final submission was written by D.M. with significant contributions to the final draft by way of editing/comments by A.C. and E.C.

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dc.contributor.authorMacFarlane, Den_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, Aen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCerin, Een_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-23T06:03:56Z-
dc.date.available2011-09-23T06:03:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationPublic Health Nutrition, 2011, v. 14 n. 3, p. 443-450en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1368-9800en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/139967-
dc.description.abstractObjective To investigate the reliability and the validity of the long format, Chinese version of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ-LC).Design Cross-sectional study, examining the reliability and validity of the IPAQ-LC compared with a physical activity log (PA-log) and objective accelerometry. Setting Self-reported physical activity (PA) in Hong Kong adults. Subjects A total of eighty-three Chinese adults (forty-seven males, thirty-six females) were asked to wear an ActiTrainer accelerometer (MTI-ActiGraph, Fort Walton Beach, FL, USA) for >10 h over 7 d, to complete a PA-log at the end of each day and to complete the IPAQ-LC on day 8. On a sub-sample of twenty-eight adults the IPAQ-LC was also administered on day 11 to assess its reliability. Results The IPAQ-LC had good test-retest reliability for grouped activities, with intra-class correlation coefficients ranging from 074 to 097 for vigorous, moderate, walking and total PA, with between-test effect sizes that were small (<049). The Spearman correlation coefficients were statistically significant for vigorous PA (r = 028), moderate + walking PA (r = 027), as well as overall PA (r = 035), when compared with the accelerometry-based criterion measures, but none of the IPAQ activity categories correlated significantly with the PA-log. In absolute units, only the IPAQ light and overall PA did not differ significantly from the accelerometry measures, yet overall PA was able to faithfully discriminate between quartiles of PA (P = 0019) when compared to accelerometry. Conclusions The IPAQ-LC demonstrated adequate reliability and showed sufficient evidence of validity in assessing overall levels of habitual PA to be used on Hong Kong adults. © 2010 The Authors.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=PHNen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofPublic Health Nutritionen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectChineseen_HK
dc.subjectIPAQen_HK
dc.subjectPhysical activityen_HK
dc.subjectReliabilityen_HK
dc.subjectValidityen_HK
dc.titleExamining the validity and reliability of the Chinese version of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire, long form (IPAQ-LC)en_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailMacFarlane, D: djmac@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailCerin, E: ecerin@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.volume14en_HK
dc.identifier.issue3en_HK
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