Journal article

Translation and cross-cultural adaptation of the Pregnancy Physical Activity Questionnaire (PPAQ) to the Brazilian population.

FT Silva, E Araujo Júnior, EFM Santana, JWO Lima, GN Cecchino, F Da Silva Costa

Ceska Gynekol | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the total activity performed by women with low-risk pregnancy as well as translate and pursue a cross-cultural adaptation of the Pregnancy Physical Activity Questionnaire (PPAQ) to the Brazilian reality. DESIGN: We conducted a cross-sectional quantitative study including 305 women between 16 and 40 years of age with low-risk pregnancies. SETTING: The Department of Public Health, State University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil. METHODS: We applied an adapted version of PPAQ to assess the levels of physical activity and the intensity in the metabolic equivalent task (MET), which could be distinguished as follows: sedentary (6.0 METs). The Kruskal-Wallis test was used to com..

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