Reliability of a Measure of Prediagnosis Physical Activity for Cancer Survivors
Lynch, Brigid M. , Owen, Neville , Newman, Beth M., Pakenham, Kenneth , Leggett, Barbara , Dunn, Jeff , & Aitken, Joanne F. (2006) Reliability of a Measure of Prediagnosis Physical Activity for Cancer Survivors. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 38(4), pp. 715-719.
Purpose: This study was conducted to examine the test-retest reliability of a measure of prediagnosis physical activity participation administered to colorecial cancer survivors recruited from a population-based state cancer registry. Methods: A total of 112 participants completed two telephone interviews. I month apart, reporting usual weekly physical activity in the year before their cancer diagnosis. Intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC) and standard en-or of measurement (SEM) were used to describe the test-retest reliability of the measure across the sample: the Bland-Altman approach was used to describe reliability at the individual level. The test-retest reliability for categorized total physical activity (active, insufficiently active, sedentary) was assessed using the kappa statistic. Results: When the complete sample was considered, the ICC ranged from 0.40 (95% Cl: 0.24, 0.55) for vigorous gardening to 0.77 (95% Cl: 0.68, 0.84) for moderate physical activity. The SEM, however, were large. indicating high measurement error. The Bland-Altman plots indicated that the reproducibility of data decreases as the aniount of physical activity reported each week increases The kappa coefficient for the categorized data was 0.62 (95% Cl: 0.48, 0.76). Conclusion: Overall. the results indicated low levels of repeatability for this measure of historical physical activity. Categorizing participants as active, insufficiently active, or sedentary provides a higher level of test-retest reliability.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||colorectal cancer, test, retest reliability, exercise walking LONG, TERM RECALL, QUALITY, OF, LIFE, AUSTRALIAN ADULTS, RETEST RELIABILITY, EXERCISE, QUESTIONNAIRE, PARTICIPATION|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Epidemiology (111706)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > ONCOLOGY AND CARCINOGENESIS (111200) > Oncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified (111299)
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2006 Williams & Wilkins|
|Deposited On:||08 Nov 2007|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:24|
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