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Disabil Health J. 2017 Jan;10(1):33-38. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.06.005. Epub 2016 Jun 21.

Criterion-related validity of the short form of the international physical activity questionnaire in adults who are Deaf.

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Departamento de Desporto e Saúde, Escola de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade de Évora, Pavilhão Gimnodesportivo da Universidade de Évora, Rua de Reguengos de Monsaraz, nº 44, 7005-399 Évora, Portugal. Electronic address: Diogo444@hotmail.com.
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Departamento de Desporto e Saúde, Escola de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade de Évora, Pavilhão Gimnodesportivo da Universidade de Évora, Rua de Reguengos de Monsaraz, nº 44, 7005-399 Évora, Portugal.
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Departamento de Desporto e Saúde, Escola de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade de Évora, Pavilhão Gimnodesportivo da Universidade de Évora, Rua de Reguengos de Monsaraz, nº 44, 7005-399 Évora, Portugal; Research Centre in Sports Sciences, Health Sciences and Human Development, CIDESD, Portugal.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

To implement appropriate programs for promoting physical activity (PA) in people who are Deaf, it is important to have valid instruments for assessing PA in this population.

OBJECTIVE:

The main purpose of this study was to examine the criterion validity of the short form of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ-S) in Deaf adults.

METHOD:

This study included 44 adults (18-65 years) of both genders (63.6% were females) who met the inclusion criteria. Objective measures of PA were collected using accelerometers, which were worn by each participant during one week. After using the accelerometer, the IPAQ-S was applied to assess participants' physical activity during the last 7 days.

RESULTS:

There was no significant correlation between the average time spent in moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) as measured by the accelerometer (40.1 ± 24.5 min/day) and by the IPAQ-S (41.3 ± 57.5 min/day). The IPAQ-S significantly underestimated the time spent in sedentary behavior (7.6 ± 2.7 h/day vs. 10.1 ± 1.6 h/day). Sedentary behavior and MVPA as measured by the accelerometer and the IPAQ-S showed limited agreement.

CONCLUSIONS:

Our results show some limitations on the use of IPAQ-S for quantifying PA among adults who are Deaf. The IPAQ-S tends to overestimate the MVPA and to underestimate sedentary behavior in adults who are Deaf.

KEYWORDS:

Accelerometry; Adults; Hearing loss; Physical activity; Physical activity questionnaire

PMID:
27472960
DOI:
10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.06.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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