Validation of a 24-h physical activity recall in indigenous and non-indigenous Australian adolescents

Trost, S.G., Marshall, A.L., Miller, R., Hurley, J.T., & Hunt, J.A. (2007) Validation of a 24-h physical activity recall in indigenous and non-indigenous Australian adolescents. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 10(6), pp. 428-435.

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the concurrent validity of a modified version of the widely used previous day physical activity recall (PDPAR24) self-report instrument in a diverse sample of Australian adolescents comprising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (A&TSI) and non-indigenous high school students. A sample of 63 A&TSI and 59 non-indigenous high school students (N = 122) from five public secondary schools participated in the study. Participants completed the PDPAR-24 after wearing a seated electronic pedometer on the previous day. Significant positive correlations were observed between the self-reported physical activity variables (mean MET level, blocks of vigorous activity, and blocks of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity) and 24-h step counts. Validity coefficients (rho) ranged from 0.29 to 0.34 (p<0.05). A significant inverse correlation was observed for self-reported screen time and 24-h step count (rho = -0.19, p<0.05). Correlations for A&TSI students were equal to or greater than those observed for non-indigenous students. The PDPAR-24 instrument is a quick, unobtrusive, and cost-effective assessment tool. that would be useful for evaluating physical activity and sedentary behaviour in population-based studies. (C) 2006 Sports Medicine Australia.

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ID Code: 71861
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: ISI Document Delivery No.: 232RJ
Times Cited: 11
Cited Reference Count: 26
Trost, Stewart G. Marshall, Alison L. Miller, Ruth Hurley, Jane T. Hunt, Julian A.
Sports medicine australia
Dickson; <Go to ISI>://WOS:000251036700012
Keywords: exercise, assessment, validity, pedometer, children, youth, self-report, children, youth, validity, reliability, instrument, fitness, girls
DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2006.07.018
ISSN: 1440-2440
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Deposited On: 20 May 2014 04:21
Last Modified: 20 May 2014 04:21

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