An adapted version of the long International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ-L): construct validity in a low-income, multiethnic population study from Oslo, Norway.

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http://hdl.handle.net/10143/20212
Title:
An adapted version of the long International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ-L): construct validity in a low-income, multiethnic population study from Oslo, Norway.
Authors:
Graff-Iversen, Sidsel; Anderssen, Sigmund A; Holme, Ingar M; Jenum, Anne Karen; Raastad, Truls
Citation:
The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity 2007, 4(13)

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dc.contributor.authorGraff-Iversen, Sidsel-
dc.contributor.authorAnderssen, Sigmund A-
dc.contributor.authorHolme, Ingar M-
dc.contributor.authorJenum, Anne Karen-
dc.contributor.authorRaastad, Truls-
dc.date.accessioned2008-03-10T11:39:00Z-
dc.date.available2008-03-10T11:39:00Z-
dc.date.issued2007-
dc.identifier.citationThe international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity 2007, 4(13)en
dc.identifier.issn1479-5868-
dc.identifier.pmid17448225-
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1479-5868-4-13-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10143/20212-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: The aim was to assess the construct validity characteristics of an adapted version of the long International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ-L) and report seasonal variations in physical activity (PA). METHODS: In two multiethnic suburbs of Oslo, Norway, all men and women aged 31-67 years (N = 6140) were invited to a survey in 2000, and participants (N = 2950) were re-invited in 2003. Complete IPAQ-L forms were delivered by 2274 baseline participants. We used the first IPAQ-L version, which asks for PA in a usual week with separate answering alternatives for summer and winter. Baseline energy expenditure calculated from IPAQ-L was compared with anthropometrical and biological measurements including maximal aerobic power in a subgroup, and individual changes in PA were compared with changes in these measurements. RESULTS: Vigorous PA within all domains, leisure-time PA (LPA), total PA, and in men occupational PA correlated with waist-to-hip ratio (rho around -0.1, p < 0.05). For vigorous PA and LPA similar correlations were found with triglycerides and high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (rho 0.1, p < 0.05). LPA was correlated with maximal aerobic power in both sexes with rho 0.2 for total LPA and 0.4 for vigorous LPA (p < 0.01). In men, similar correlations were found for changes in total vigorous PA.The overall energy expenditure reported was 18% higher in summer than in winter. The amount of total and commuting PA in the two seasons were highly correlated with rho values of 0.9 and 0.7, respectively (p < 0.01). CONCLUSION: Weak, but consistent correlations with baseline biological and anthropometrical measurements were found in both sexes, but for changes in PA such a pattern was seen in men only. The total energy expenditure in summer and winter were highly correlated although the absolute volume was higher in summer than in winter.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.titleAn adapted version of the long International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ-L): construct validity in a low-income, multiethnic population study from Oslo, Norway.en
dc.contributor.departmentDivision of Epidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, PO Box 4404 Nydalen, 0403 Oslo, Norway. sgri@fhi.noen
dc.identifier.journalThe international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activityen
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