- Monitoring physical activity and fitness
- Health-related fitness tests for public health monitoring
- Development and evaluation of a 2-km Walking Test
- Health-related fitness test battery
- Health-related fitness tests for older adults
- Motor Skill Test Battery for Adults
- Required motor abilities in commonly practised exercise modes
- Physical activity and motor abilities
- Health 2000 and Health 2011
- Exercise Loading and Bone Structure
- FeetEnergy — promoting physical activity among 8th graders
- Promoting safe participation in physical activity
- Prevention of knee and ankle injuries
- Floorball injuries — epidemiology and prevention
- Effects of exercise on physical functioning, bone strength and fall risk among older women
- Vitamin D and Exercise in Fall Prevention
- Effect of vibration training on physical functioning and risk of falling in older people
- Fall-induced injuries among the elderly in Finland
- Neuromuscular Exercise and Counseling Prevent Low Back Pain
- Risk factors of injuries and injury prevention in youth football
- Promoting health-enhancing physical activity
- Counselling, lifestyle and physical activity in maternity care
- Physical activity counseling in maternity and child health care
- Promoting physical activity among women at risk for gestational diabetes
- Validity of a leisure time physical activity questionnaire
- Pregnant Women’s Work Ability, Sickness Absence and Return to Employment
- Effect of physical activity on menopausal symptoms
- Breast Cancer and Exercise
- Prevention of Chronic Lower Back Pain in Female Nurses
- Weight Reduction and Long-distance Truck and Bus Drivers
- Physical Activity and Reducing of Headaches
- Developing physical activity counselling
- WHO Europe HEPA Collaboration
- Safety 2016 World Conference
Validity and repeatability of a short pregnancy leisure time physical activity questionnaire
To examine the validity and repeatability of a short leisure time physical activity questionnaire during pregnancy.
Seventynine women with uncomplicated pregnancies and weeks’ gestation ≤ 33 participated.
After the first questionnaire they entered 7-day leisure time physical activity and pedometer counts in a logbook and completed the second leisure time physical activity questionnaire. Validity was assessed with Spearman’s rank correlation coefficients by comparing the second leisure time physical activity questionnaire with pedometer counts and logbook. For describing repeatability, change in the mean, geometric mean ratio, typical error, coefficient of variation (CV,%) and Bland-Altman plots were used.
Forty-five (57%) and 47 (59%) women were available for pedometer and logbook comparisons and 49 (62%) for repeatability assessment.
The second leisure time physical activity questionnaire showed no correlation with pedometer but moderate correlation with the logbook for the frequency of moderate to vigorous-intensity leisure time physical activity.
In repeatability, the typical error for frequency estimates varied from 1.2 to 3.7 sessions and CV for duration from 119 to 369 percent. The corresponding values for systematic error were -1.0 to 0.3 sessions and 4 to 36 per cent. The 95% limits of agreement for single variables were large.
The questionnaire was valid for assessing moderate to vigorous-intensity leisure time physical activity but its individual repeatability proved weak.
Minna Aittasalo, Researcher
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