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Validation Studies of the Historical Physical Activity Questionnaire (HPAQ); Harvard Alumni Activity Survey (HAAS)

DuBose et al. 2007

See reference #80

Methods
Relation of PA (min/wk and MET-min/wk) from the HPAQ to PA records (PAR) for four consecutive days while wearing Caltrac accelerometers (Spearman correlations)
Sample
78 women aged 24-74 years
Summary Results
Validation criteria 4-Corner's Historical PA Questionnaire
Moderate PA (3-6 METs) Vigorous PA (> 6 METs) Total PA (≥ 3 METs)
Min/wk MET-min/wk Min/wk MET-min/wk Min/wk MET-min/wk
Subjective PA measures
PA Record (min/wk)
Moderate (3-6 METs) 0.18 0.19 -0.033 -0.037 0.16 0.17
Vigorous (> 6 METs) 0.04 0.06 0.26* 0.27* 0.09 0.10
Total (≥ 3 METs) 0.20 0.22 0.02 0.02 0.20 0.17
PA Record (MET-min/wk)
Moderate (3-6 METs) 0.14 0.15 0.22 0.15 0.13 0.14
Vigorous (> 6 METs) 0.06 0.15 0.27* 0.27* 0.10 0.10
Total (≥ 3 METs) 0.17 0.18 0.03 0.03 0.17 0.19
Objective PA measures
Accelerometer
Kilocalories (Kcal/wk) 0.23* 0.24* -0.03 -0.03 0.22 0.22
PA volume (MET-min/wk) 0.29* 0.29* 0.10 0.10 0.29* 0.29*

* p < 0.05

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Rundle et al. 2007

See reference #102

Methods
Physical activity index (PAI) derived from 3 HAAS questions on walking, climbing stairs and leisure time activity and total weekly activity (TWA) compared to demographic factors. (T tests and analysis of variance Separate linear regression analyses were performed with blood pressure and BMI)
Sample
87 Female mean age 37.9 (±10.12) years 105 Male mean age 39.9 (±10.23) years
Summary Results
  PAI-1 (kcal/week) PAI-2 (kcal/week) TWA
Overall age p = 0.01 p = 0.01 p = 0.39
Gender p = 0.01 p = 0.001 p = 0.06
Ethnicity p = 0.58 p = 0.69 p = 0.03
BMI p = 0.58 P for trend = 0.64 P for trend = 0.03
Diastolic blood
pressure mean
P for trend = 0.60 P for trend = 0.17 P for trend = 0.07
Systolic blood
pressure mean
P for trend = 0.36 P for trend = 0.11 P for trend = 0.06

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Winters-Hart et al. 2004

See reference #112

Methods
(HPAQ) used by participants to recall in PA they performed in 1982, 1985, 1995 and 2000; compared to actual PAQ collected in those years. (Spearman rank order correlation)
Sample
163 white women mean age 74 ± 4 years
Summary Results
  Original PAQ
HPAQ
1982 0.39*
1985 0.45*
1995 0.57*
2000 0.62*

* p < .001

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