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Validation Studies of the Neighborhood Physical Activity Questionnaire (NPAQ)

Cerin et al. 2011

See reference #118

Methods
Relation between the Neighborhood Walking Questionnaire (NWQ-CS ) walking for transport and recreation variables and 7 days of accelerometry plus a 7-day walking log (Correlation coefficients)
Sample
96 Chinese elders, stratified by social economic status and neighborhood walkability; 65-85 years of age.
Summary Results
Correlations between NWQ-CS and accelerometry and log-of-walks estimates
  r   r
NWQ-CS vs. accelerometry-based variable
Total walking (min/wk) vs. step counts 0.48** Total walking (min/wk) vs. LVPA (min/wk) 0.50**
Total walking (min/wk) vs. MVPA (min/wk) 0.26* Total walking (min/wk) vs. mean activity level (counts/min) 0.53**
NWQ-CS vs. log-of-walks-based variable
Walking for transport within neighborhood (frequency/wk) 0.43** Walking for transport within neighborhood (min/wk) 0.56**
Walking for transport outside neighborhood (frequency/wk) 0.51** Walking for transport outside neighborhood (min/wk) 0.41**
Walking for recreation within neighborhood (frequency/wk) 0.83** Walking for recreation within neighborhood (min/wk) 0.68**
Walking for recreation outside neighborhood (frequency/wk) 0.90** Walking for recreation outside neighborhood (min/wk) 0.81**
Total walking (min/wk) 0.44**    

* p < .05
** p < .001

Last Modified: 11 Apr 2014