Questions Response Code. Activity at Work. Q1. Does your work involve vigorous -intensity activity that causes large increases in breathing or. GPAQ: a survey tool to help practices improve their services to patients. The GPAQ questionnaire fulfills the requirements for the practice patient survey, GP. The WHO-endorsed Global Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPAQ) has been widely used in developing countries, but the evidence base for its.

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In conclusion, the present study adds important new data on the validity of the widely-used GPAQ for estimating PA and SB levels in a low income country. The overall correlation was 0. Yet, the coefficients for the illiterate groups, in both places, were better than those with primary and high-school education.

Non-communicable disease risk factor survey Bangladesh The place of physical activity in the WHO global strategy on diet and physical questionnair. World Health Organization; Valid accelerometer data i. More accurate measurement of SB may be provided by using a multiple item domain-specific questionnaire [ 2443 ].

Moreover, males carry heavy loads such as crops, seeds, sacks etc.

Accelerometer To investigate the criterion validity we chose the Actigraph GT3X accelerometers as objective sensor-based activity monitors to provide the criterion measure. Should we reframe how we think about physical questionniare and sedentary behaviour measurement? Validity of the global physical activity questionnaire GPAQ in assessing levels and change in moderate-vigorous physical activity and sedentary behaviour.

Rethinking our approach to physical activity. Type 2 diabetes in rural and urban population: Its performance with regard to the urban population was at the highest range of most surveillance tools and better than for the rural population. Another limitation could be that the urban sample was comprised of volunteers from a workplace setting, thus the results may not have complete reflection of the general urban population. Validity and reliability reconsidered.


Validity of the global physical activity questionnaire (GPAQ) in Bangladesh

Additionally, we followed WHO guidelines for administering the GPAQ, provided intensive training on data collection staff and close supervision during data collection to minimize avoidable sources of measurement error.

After data entry, range and consistency were checked. Accelerometers are considered as more accurate than self-report for measuring time spent in different intensities and therefore used as criterion in validation of questionnaore self-report questionnaires [ 22 ]. In male overall correlation across indicators of PA was not seen, whereas other questionnairr showed reverse result [ 64041 ].

The Objective Monitoring of Physical Activity: Secondly, there was good compliance with accelerometer wear and adherence to the study protocol.

We used the GPAQ scoring protocol [ 21 ] to create the following indicators: This may indicate that lowering the cut-point may improve the indicators for GPAQ validity. Support Center Support Center. In addition, swimming and cycling are common activities for rural people. Received Jan 31; Accepted Aug 3.

However, a study conducted on a Chilean population found the single question from the GPAQ had fair validity for measuring SB, though poor ability for correctly classifying individuals into tertiles or quartiles of SB questionnnaire 30 ]. Associated Data Data Availability Statement The data that support the findings of this study are available from the corresponding author upon reasonable request.


So, these could lead to overestimation of activity levels in some domains and underestimation in others. There were no significant differences in the age by gender distribution.

Table 1 Characteristics of the study subjects according to rural and urban. All p values presented were two tailed.

Physical activity patterns in Mozambique: Springer International Publishing; Background Physical activity PA is a key behavioural factor for maintaining health and well-being at individual and population levels [ 1 — 3 ]. Thus, using accelerometer as a criterion might be considered as concurrent or convergent instrument due to its pitfalls. Prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes and their risk factors among Bangladeshi adults: In Bangladesh, there are 6 seasons and the main occupation in rural area is agriculture which follows the seasons [ 38 ].

Results Valid accelerometer data i. Last but not least, we would like to acknowledge Tanvir Ahmed for his continuous support during the study period.

Validity of the global physical activity questionnaire (GPAQ) in Bangladesh

Aguilar-Farias N, Zamora jL: Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations. However, since then an updated measure was released by the STEP wise program and evidence for the validity of the new version is still limited.

Test—retest repeatability and relative validity of the global physical activity questionnaire in a developing country context. LA designed the study. International physical activity questionnaire: