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Validation Studies of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) Short, Last 7-day

Ekelund et al. 2006

See reference #81

Methods
Relation of IPAQ-short 7 day form (MET-min day(-1) to accelerometer worn for seven consecutive days (counts min(-1)) (correlation and partial correlation; linear regression)
Sample
98 females, 87 males 20 to 69 years
Summary Results
  Accelerometry
IPAQ-7d
Total PA 0.34

p < 0.001

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Fogelholm et al. 2006

See reference #82

Methods
IPAQ-short form PA levels grouped into 5 categories (estimated total METs), compared to VO2max by ergometer using ANOVA
Sample
951 men, aged 21-43 years.
Summary Results
Mean fitness (VO2max) improved from the first through the fourth IPAQ quartiles (P < 0.05), VO2max in highest category IPAQ group was lower than in the fourth group (P<0.05).

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Kolbe-Alexander et al. 2006

See reference #91

Methods
Yale Physical Activity Survey (YPAS) and the short version of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) were compared to accelerometers (CSA monitor)
Sample
52 men mean age 68 ± 5.4 years, and 70 women mean age 66 ± 5.8 years.
Summary Results
  Men Women
IPAQ vs. CSA
Walking- time moderate 0.56* 0.32**
Walking-Total counts 0.57$ 0.42#

* p = 0.0001
** p = 0.011
$ p = 0.00007
# p = 0.0006

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Macfarlane et al. 2007

See reference #94

Methods
IPAQ-C short version compared to activity log (PA-log) MET min week -1, and an MTI accelerometer min week -1 (Pearson r)
Sample
19 female 30 male Chinese residents ages 15-55 years;
Summary Results
  IPAQ-C (walking) R2 IPAQ-C (walking+mod) R2
PA-Log
Light 0.01  
Moderate   0.40
MTI
Light 0.81*  
Moderate   0.78*

* p < 0.01

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