A1 Journal article (refereed)
Validity and Reliability of a Single Question for Leisure-Time Physical Activity Assessment in Middle-Aged Women (2020)

Hyvärinen, M., Sipilä, S., Kulmala, J., Hakonen, H., Tammelin, T. H., Kujala, U. M., Kovanen, V., & Laakkonen, E. K. (2020). Validity and Reliability of a Single Question for Leisure-Time Physical Activity Assessment in Middle-Aged Women. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 28(2), 231-241. https://doi.org/10.1123/japa.2019-0093

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All authors or editors: Hyvärinen, Matti; Sipilä, Sarianna; Kulmala, Janne; Hakonen, Harto; Tammelin, Tuija H.; Kujala, Urho M.; Kovanen, Vuokko; Laakkonen, Eija K.

Journal or series: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity

ISSN: 1063-8652

eISSN: 1543-267X

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 28

Issue number: 2

Pages range: 231-241

Publisher: Human Kinetics, Inc.

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1123/japa.2019-0093

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/66127


Purpose: To investigate the validity and test–retest reliability of a single seven-level scale physical activity assessment question (SR-PA L7) and its three-level categorization (SR-PA C3).
Methods: The associations of SR-PA L7 and C3 with accelerometer-measured leisure-time physical activity (ACC-LTPA) and with the results of four different physical performance tests (6-min walk [n = 733], knee extension [n = 695], vertical jump [n = 731], and grip force [n = 780]) were investigated among women aged 47–55 years participating in the Estrogenic Regulation of Muscle Apoptosis study (n = 795). The reliability was studied using Spearman correlations with 4-month test–retest period (n = 152).
Results: SR-PA L7 and C3 had low correlations with ACC-LTPA (rs = .105–.337). SR-PA L7, SR-PA C3, and ACC-LTPA explained comparable but small amount of variance of the physical performance test results. The reliability analysis provided moderate agreement (rs = .707 and .622 for SR-PA L7 and C3, respectively).
Conclusions: SR-PA L7 and C3 demonstrated limited validity and reasonable repeatability.

Keywords: physical activeness; testing; reliability (general)

Free keywords: accelerometry; physical activity measurement; self-reported physical activity; test–retest reliability

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Reporting Year: 2020

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