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A comparison of self-report scales and accelerometer-determined moderate to vigorous physical activity scores of Finnish school students

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Grasten, A and Watt, A, A comparison of self-report scales and accelerometer-determined moderate to vigorous physical activity scores of Finnish school students, Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 20, (4) pp. 220-229. ISSN 1091-367X (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2016 Taylor & Francis

DOI: doi:10.1080/1091367X.2016.1217412

Abstract

The current article provides an important insight into measurement differences between two commonly used self-reports and accelerometer-determined moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) scores within matched samples across 1 school year. Participants were 998 fifth- through eighth-grade students who completed self-reports and 76 fifth- and sixth-grade children with accelerometers. The Health Behavior in School-aged Children (HBSC) Research Protocol showed the higher frequency of days exceeding 60 minutes of MVPA than the International Physical Activity Questionnaire Short Form (IPAQ-SF). Larger proportions of children achieved the MVPA guidelines based on HBSC results (girls 16%, boys 29%), than IPAQ-SF (girls 5%, boys 11%), or accelerometers data (girls 0%, boys 0%). MVPA remained stable over 12 months on the basis of both self-report and accelerometer results. Both self-report scales presented should be used with discretion in population studies, whereas accelerometer-determined data can be more authentic when personal guidance is required.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:instrument, measurement, objective, physical activity, questionnaire
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist Studies in Education
Research Field:Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Evaluation of Health Outcomes
Author:Grasten, A (Dr Arto Grasten)
ID Code:113882
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2017-01-24
Last Modified:2017-06-13
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