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Title: Reliability and Validity of the Dutch Physical Activity Questionnaires for Children (PAQ-C) and adolescents (PAQ-A).
Authors: Bervoets, Liene
Van Noten, Caroline
Van Roosbroeck, Sofie
Hansen, Dominique
Van Hoorenbeeck, Kim
Verheyen, Els
Van Hal, Guido
Vankerckhoven, Vanessa
Issue Date: 2014
Citation: Archives of public health (Imprimé), 72
Abstract: Background This study was designed to validate the Dutch Physical Activity Questionnaires for Children (PAQ-C) and Adolescents (PAQ-A). Methods After adjustment of the original Canadian PAQ-C and PAQ-A (i.e. translation/backtranslation and evaluation by expert committee), content validity of both PAQs was assessed and calculated using item-level (I-CVI) and scale-level (S-CVI) content validity indexes. Inter-item and inter-rater reliability of 196 PAQ-C and 95 PAQ-A filled in by both children or adolescents and their parent, were evaluated. Inter-item reliability was calculated by Cronbach’s alpha(α) and inter-rater reliability was examined by percent observed agreement and weighted kappa(κ). Concurrent validity of PAQ-A was examined in a subsample of 28 obese and 16 normal-weight children by comparing it with concurrently measured physical activity using a maximal cardiopulmonary exercise test for the assessment of peak oxygen uptake (VO2 peak). Results For both PAQs, I-CVI ranged 0.67-1.00. S-CVI was 0.89 for PAQ-C and 0.90 for PAQ-A. A total of 192 PAQ-C and 94 PAQ-A were fully completed by both child and parent. Cronbach’s α was 0.777 for PAQ-C and 0.758 for PAQ-A. Percent agreement ranged 59.9-74.0% for PAQ-C and 51.1-77.7% for PAQ-A, and weighted κ ranged 0.48-0.69 for PAQ-C and 0.51-0.68 for PAQ-A. The correlation between total PAQ-A score and VO2 peak – corrected for age, gender, height and weight – was 0.516 (p = 0.001). Conclusions Both PAQs have an excellent content validity, an acceptable inter-item reliability and a moderate to good strength of inter-rater agreement. In addition, total PAQ-A score showed a moderate positive correlation with VO2 peak. Both PAQs have an acceptable to good reliability and validity, however, further validity testing is recommended to provide a more complete assessment of both PAQs.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/18069
DOI: 10.1186/2049-3258-72-47
ISSN: 0778-7367
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: vabb, 2016
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