What do IPAQ questions mean to older adults? Lessons from cognitive interviews

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Heesch, Kristiann C, van Uffelen, Jannique, Hill, Robert L and Brown, Wendy J (2010) What do IPAQ questions mean to older adults? Lessons from cognitive interviews. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 7. ISSN 1479-5868


Most questionnaires used for physical activity (PA) surveillance have been developed for adults aged ≤65 years. Given the health benefits of PA for older adults and the aging of the population, it is important to include adults aged 65+ years in PA surveillance. However, few studies have examined how well older adults understand PA surveillance questionnaires. This study aimed to document older adults' understanding of questions from the International PA Questionnaire (IPAQ), which is used worldwide for PA surveillance.

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Article number 35

Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/21407
DOI 10.1186/1479-5868-7-35
Official URL http://www.ijbnpa.org/content/7/1/35
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL)
Keywords IPAQ, questionnaires, surveys, physical activity, physical activities, surveillance, Brisbane
Citations in Scopus 76 - View on Scopus
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