Journal article

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

Abstract

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 ..

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