Validity of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire–Short Form for Application in Asian Countries: A Study in Vietnam
|dc.contributor.author||Tuyet Xuong, N.|
|dc.identifier.citation||Tran, V. and Do, V. and Pham, N. and Nguyen, C. and Tuyet Xuong, N. and Jancey, J. and Lee, A. 2018. Validity of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire–Short Form for Application in Asian Countries: A Study in Vietnam. Evaluation and the Health Professions.|
This is the first study in the Asia-Pacific region to examine the criterion validity of the self-reported International Physical Activity Questionnaire–Short form (IPAQ-SF) using accelerometers, in terms of achieving the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommended physical activity guidelines for health benefits. Vietnamese adults aged 40–65 years (n = 240) wore an ActiGraph GT3X+ accelerometer for at least 5 days and completed the Vietnamese version of the IPAQ-SF. Correlations between IPAQ-SF and accelerometer-measured physical activity intensities varied from.087 to.232. Mean difference in moderate–vigorous physical activity was 0.699 min/day (95% limits: [-107, 109]). Agreement on the classification of achieving the WHO’s physical activity guidelines was 69.16%. The IPAQ-SF identified 71.86% of adults who met the guidelines, whereas 56.09% of those not meeting the guidelines were classified correctly. The IPAQ-SF was found to have acceptable criterion validity and is a useful instrument to classify Vietnamese adults as achieving or not achieving the WHO’s physical activity guidelines for health benefits.
|dc.publisher||SAGE Publications, Inc|
|dc.title||Validity of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire–Short Form for Application in Asian Countries: A Study in Vietnam|
|dcterms.source.title||Evaluation and the Health Professions|
|curtin.department||School of Public Health|
|curtin.accessStatus||Fulltext not available|
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