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Validity and Reliability of Three Self-Report Instruments for Assessing Attainment of Physical Activity Guidelines in University Students

Murphy, Joey, Murphy, Marie H, MacDonncha, Ciaran, Niamh, Murphy, Alan, Nevill and Woods, Catherine (2017) Validity and Reliability of Three Self-Report Instruments for Assessing Attainment of Physical Activity Guidelines in University Students. MEASUREMENT IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND EXERCISE SCIENCE, 21 (3). pp. 134-141. [Journal article]

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URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1091367X.2017.1297711?journalCode=hmpe20

DOI: 10.1080/1091367X.2017.1297711

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare the validity and reliability of three short physical activityself-report instruments to determine their potential for use with university student populations. Theparticipants (N = 155; 44.5%male; 22.9 ± 5.13 years) wore an accelerometer for 9 consecutive days andcompleted a single-item measure, the a brief two itemmeasure and the International Physical ActivityQuestionnaire—Short Form questionnaires on day 1 and 9. Correlations between self-reported andaccelerometer derived moderate-to-vigorous physical activity levels were moderate for theInternational Physical Activity Questionnaire—Short Form, while poor for the single-item measureand the a brief two item measure. The agreement level was high with the International PhysicalActivity Questionnaire—Short Form (77.4%) and moderate for both the single-item measure (45.2 %)and a brief two item measure (44.5 %). The intraclass correlations between the two administrationswere moderate to strong across all measures (0.52–0.70) in 133 participants. The International PhysicalActivity Questionnaire—Short Form is the most suitable of these three self-report instruments for usewith this population due to higher correlations and levels of agreement with accelerometry.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:measurement; reliability; university students; validity
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Sport
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute
Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute > Centre for Physical Activity and Health
ID Code:37287
Deposited By: Professor Marie Murphy
Deposited On:29 Mar 2017 09:23
Last Modified:23 Nov 2018 23:23

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