Validity of the international physical activity questionnaire and the Singapore prospective study program physical activity questionnaire in a multiethnic urban Asian population
Ei Ei Khaing Nang, Susan Ayuko Gitau Ngunjiri, Yi Wu, Agus Salim, E Shyong Tai, Jeannette Lee, Rob M Van Dam
BMC Medical Research Methodology | BMC | Published : 2011
BACKGROUND: Physical activity patterns of a population remain mostly assessed by the questionnaires. However, few physical activity questionnaires have been validated in Asian populations. We previously utilized a combination of different questionnaires to assess leisure time, transportation, occupational and household physical activity in the Singapore Prospective Study Program (SP2). The International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) has been developed for a similar purpose. In this study, we compared estimates from these two questionnaires with an objective measure of physical activity in a multi-ethnic Asian population. METHODS: Physical activity was measured in 152 Chinese, Malay ..View full abstract
Awarded by Biomedical Research Council
Awarded by National Medical Research Council, Singapore
This work was supported by grants from the Biomedical Research Council (grant 03/1/27/18/216) and National Medical Research Council (grants 0838/2004 and 1111/2007), Singapore.