Validity of the previous day physical activity recall (PDPAR) in fifth-grade children

Trost, Stewart G., Ward, Dianne S., McGraw, Ben, & Pate, Russell R. (1999) Validity of the previous day physical activity recall (PDPAR) in fifth-grade children. Pediatric Exercise Science, 11(4), pp. 341-348.

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Abstract

This study evaluated the validity of the Previous Day Physical Activity Recall (PDPAR) self-report instrument in quantifying after-school physical activity behavior in fifth-grade children. Thirty-eight fifth-grade students (mean age, 10.8 +/- 0.1; 52.6% female; 26.3% African American) from two urban elementary schools completed the PDPAR after wearing a CSA WAM 7164 accelerometer for a day. The mean within-subject correlation between self-reported MET level and total counts for each 30-min block was 0.57 (95% C.I., 0.51-0.62). Self-reported mean MET level during the after-school period and the number of 30-min blocks with activity rated at greater than or equal to 6 METs were significantly correlated with the CSA outcome variables. Validity coefficients for these variables ranged from 0.35 to 0.43 (p <.05). Correlations between the number of 30-min blocks with activity rated at greater than or equal to 3 METs and the CSA variables were positive but failed to reach statistical significance (r = 0.19-0.23). The PDPAR provides moderately valid estimates of relative participation in vigorous activity and mean MET level in fifth-grade children. Caution should be exercised when using the PDPAR to quantify moderate physical activity in preadolescent children.

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ID Code: 72075
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: ISI Document Delivery No.: 254DL
Times Cited: 49
Cited Reference Count: 25
Trost, SG Ward, DS McGraw, B Pate, RR
Human kinetics publ inc
Champaign;<Go to ISI>://WOS:000083596600004
Keywords: self-report measures, activity monitor, heart-rate, adolescents, validation, students, caltrac, youth
ISSN: 0899-8493
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Deposited On: 23 May 2014 01:32
Last Modified: 23 May 2014 01:32

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