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Validation Studies of the Techumseh Occupational Physical Activity Questionnaire (TOQ)

Walsh et al. 2004

See reference #36

Methods
Relation of TEE calculated from MLTPAQ and the Tecumseh Occupational questionnaire (TOQ), to body composition (dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry), and free-living TEE (DLW) (ANOVA)
Sample
20 white and 21 black premeno-pausal women (over-weight, weight reduced and control); 20-46 years of age; 20 white and 14 black control women
Summary Results
Overestimation of EE (kcals/dy)-differences between TEC/ MNLTPAQ combined, and DLW
Overweight*
Black 981±284
White 869±388
Weight reduced*
Black 1016±521*
White 449±279
Control
Black 551±375
White 670±365
* p < 0.05

Relation between % body fat with over-estimation of EE by TEC/MNLTPAQ
Overweight 0.39*
Weight reduced NS
Controls NS

(NS-correlations not given)

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Ainsworth et al. 1999

See reference #66

Methods
Relationship between Tecumseh Occupational questionnaire (TOQ) and direct (7-day occupational activity records and Caltrac accelerometer) and indirect (maximal oxygen uptake and percent body fat) measures of physical activity status
Sample
46 women; 20-60 years of age
Summary Results

Correlations between TOQ (other than standing) and direct Caltrac and indirect (VO2 max) were NS

Correlations between TOQ activities and occupational Activity records:
-Walking, not carrying anything heavier than a briefcase
-METS/min/wk 0.73***
-hours/wk 0.32*
Total Light
-MET/min/wk 0.46***
-hours/wk 0.43**
Total moderate
-MET/min/wk 0.37**
-hours/wk 0.51***

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

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Philippaerts and Lefevre 1998

See reference #06

Methods
Relationship between the TOQ and 2 other PAQs (the BAQ and FCQ) and principal-components of TOQ 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
TOQ 1 2 3 4 5 6
-EE Work 0.91 -0.03 -0.03 0.33 0.09 -0.08
-Work index 0.86 0.04 0.15 -0.25 0.13 -0.25
-total activity index 0.84 0.06 0.47 0.05 0.11 0.08
-EE daily 0.81 -0.09 0.36 0.07 0.07 0.21
-time active during leisure 0.10 0.16 0.93 -0.01 0.08 -0.18
-EE during active leisure 0.21 0.14 0.92 0.05 0.06 0.19

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Wilbur et al. 1993

See reference #43

Methods
Relationship between Tecumseh Occupational questionnaire (TOQ) and Cardiorespiratory fitness established with a Monarch bicycle ergometer, BP, Ponderosity, and Self Report activity.
Sample
375 women, 73% white, 22% black; 33-63 years of age
Summary Results
  Occupational EE
BP
-systolic -.14*
-diastolic .01
Ponderosity .02
Cardiorespiratory Fitness .03
Self report:
Activity compared to others .07
Overall activity -.10*

* p < 0.05

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Ainsworth et al. 1993

See reference #11

Methods
Relation of TOQ categories (walking) and Comparable physical activity record book occupational activities
Sample
75 men and women; 23 to 59 years of age
Summary Results
  Activity Units/wk hrs/wk
Walking, not carrying anything heavier than a briefcase .41* .38*

* p < 0.05

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