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Validation Studies of the Baecke Activity Questionnaire (BAQ)

Philippaerts et al. 1999

See reference #05

Methods
Relation of the BAQ and 2 other PAQs to physical activity level (PAL) and average daily metabolic rate (ADMR) as measured with DLW (Pearson correlations)
Sample
19 Flemish males aged 40 years of age
Summary Results
  ADMR PAL
BAQ
-work index
0.37 0.52*
sport index
0.46* 0.55*
-leisure time index
0.50* 0.22
-total activity index
0.68** 0.69***

* p < 0.05 ** p < 0.01 *** p < 0.001

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Philippaerts and Lefevre 1998

See reference #06

Methods
Relation of physical activity between 3 levels of professional status of the BAQ and 2 other PAQs (the TCQ and FCQ) Relation of principal-components of BAQ and 2 other PAQs (component loading matrix)- no p values provided
Sample
90 Flemish males; 30, 35 and 40 years of age
Summary Results
Component
BAQ
1 2 3 4 5 6
-Work index
0.70 0.09 0.03 -0.03 0.24 -0.41
-Total activity index
0.23 0.87 0.15 -0.02 0.23 -0.06
-Leisure time index
-0.09 0.60 0.10 0.20 0.20 -0.04

Work index of BAQ (0.70) scored high loadings and can be interpreted as a dimension of PA at work. BAQ total activity index (0.87) and leisure time index (0.60) loaded highly with physical activity during sports activities

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Pols et al. 1996

See reference #07

Methods
Relation between BAQ and EPIC PAQ to a physical activity diary (12 d) as the main reference method, a single 24-h Caltrac accelerometer score, and energy intake estimated from a 24-h dietary recall repeated 12 times (Pearson correlation)
Sample
33 women; 51-71 years of age
Summary Results
  BAQ
Pre-EPIC
0.45*
Diary
0.51*
Caltrac
0.22
EI-recall
-0.21

* p < 0.05

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Richardson et al. 1995

See reference #08

Methods
Relation between BAQ And peak oxygen consumption (VO2 pk), % Body fat (%BF), Caltrac accelerometer and 48 hr diaries (PA) (Pearson partial correlations adjusted for age)
Sample
28 men and 50 women- Caucasian- in the ‘The Athero-sclerosis Risk in Communities’ (ARIC); 20-59 years of age
Summary Results
  VO2 pk %BF Caltrac
Men:
Leisure
0.13 -0.05 -0.05
Total
0.57* -0.30 0.24
Women:
Leisure
0.38* -.51* 0.06
Total
0.46* -0.51* 0.19

* p < 0.05   ** p < 0.01   *** p < 0.001

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Miller et al. 1994

See reference #09

Methods
Relationship between BAQ and kcal estimates from Caltrac accelerometer and 2 other PAQs (correlations)
Sample
26 women and 7 men-Physical Therapists-mean age 28±6 years
Summary Results
Caltrac
0.40
3-day record
0.13
7-day recall
0.07
Godin
0.61**
NASA
0.54

* p < 0.05   ** p < 0.01   *** p < 0.001

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Jacobs et al. 1993

See reference #10

Methods
Relationships between BAQ and VO2 max, % body fat (%BF), Caltrac accelerometer (CAL) and 4 wk activity history (FWH) (Spearman correlations)
Sample
28 men and 50 women-Caucasian-20-59 years of age.
Summary Results
  VO2 max %BF CAL FWH
Total
0.54 -0.49 0.19 0.37*
Work
0.23 -0.17 0.11 0.05
Leisure
0.26* -0.39* 0.01 0.28*

* p < 0.05   ** p < 0.01   *** p < 0.001

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Ainsworth et al. 1993

See reference #11

Methods
Relationships between Baecke Occupational question and PA record scores (activity units) and other PAQs. (Age- and gender-adjusted correlation coefficients)
Sample
65 men and women; 23 to 59 years of age
Summary Results
PA Record Scores (activity units)
.74
TOQ
.09
HIP
.38
Lipid Res Clinics
.45
Minn Heart Health
.16
Cardia
.02

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Rauh et al. 1992

See reference #12

Methods
Relationship between items on the Baecke and Caltrac (Pearson correlations)
Sample
45 Latino (Spanish/English-speaking) adults, 53% male; mean age 33 years
Summary Results
Baecke:
Work
0.42*
Sport
0.39*
Leisure
0.41*

* p < 0.05

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Albanes et al. 1990

See reference #13

Methods
Relationship between BAQ and EI, REE and 7 other PAQs (Spearman correlations)
Sample
21 men; 28-55 years of age
Summary Results
EE
0.38
EI-REE
0.21
5-City Project
0.16
Framingham
0.57
Minn Leisure Time
0.36
Health Insurance Plan
0.78
Lipid Res Clinics
0.68
Paffenbarger:
Harvard U. Alumni
0.56
U. Penn Alumni
0.59

(No P-values provided)

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Last Modified: 11 Apr 2014