Questions Response Code. Activity at Work. Q1. Does your work involve vigorous -intensity activity that causes large increases in breathing or. GPAQ: a survey tool to help practices improve their services to patients. The GPAQ questionnaire fulfills the requirements for the practice patient survey, GP. The WHO-endorsed Global Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPAQ) has been widely used in developing countries, but the evidence base for its.

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Validity of the global physical activity questionnaire (GPAQ) in Bangladesh

Further, non-ambulatory activities such as cycling is also not captured by waist-worn accelerometers, and cycling is a very prevalent mode of transport in rural areas [ 3536 ], particularly among men. Background Physical activity PA is a key behavioural factor for maintaining health and well-being at individual and population levels [ 1 — 3 ].

Gpaw online Aug The measurement of observer agreement for categorical data. Plasqui G, Westerterp K. Non-communicable disease risk factor survey Bangladesh The World Health Organization WHO has therefore promoted the development of PA surveillance tools in order to evaluate public health interventions and policies [ 56 ] aimed quuestionnaire reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases NCDs [ 7 ]. Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to qudstionnaire claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.

Consent for publication Not applicable. Physical activity levels in Bangladeshi adults: Compendium of physical activities: Validity and reliability reconsidered. A multi-site study of nine Asian rural areas including Bangladesh showed that PA was lower in the middle of the harvest season and increased during the more intensive harvest period [ 39 ].


Surveillance of risk factors for non-communicable diseases: J Epidemiol Community Health. In the nine countries study, criterion validity for urban Bangladesh was assessed by pedometer, which is a less sensitive objective measure than the accelerometer used in the current study.

In conclusion, the present study adds important new questionnakre on the validity of the widely-used GPAQ for estimating PA and SB levels in a low income country. The lack of gradient in coefficients by education levels suggest that factors other than cognitive errors may have contributed to the low validity such as the type of occupation they qudstionnaire static, non-ambulatory.

This could be more problematic if there is strong seasonal variation. Abstract Background Feasible and cost-effective as well as population specific instruments for monitoring physical activity PA levels are needed for the management and prevention of non-communicable diseases. Our results are comparable to other studies where low-to-moderate validity rho: In proceedings of the 57th world health assembly.

Questionnire clear pattern of increased error was detected with increased average of PA.

Validity of the global physical activity questionnaire (GPAQ) in Bangladesh

The current study found the volume questionhaire sedentary behaviour SB was greater when measured by the accelerometer than by the GPAQ. Overestimation of GPAQ was observed in the US [ 27 ] and Singapore [ 28 ], whereas negative bias was seen in the Northern Ireland with the majority of points falling below zero [ 6 ].

Open in a separate window. This finding is similar to that of a study by Lee et al. This may be due to the context specific nature of activities undertaken within both urban, and, particularly, rural Bangladesh which often requires considerable upper-body motion such as labor-intensive farming practices, as noted before, or construction jobs in the city.


In case of queztionnaire, the patterns of the correlations were inconsistent and did not follow gradient, however, higher correlation was found in tertiary education group than other groups. International physical activity questionnaire: As we will be correlating self-reported MVPA against accelerometers in each region separately the minimal required sample was 55 urban and 55 rural in total. Accelerometers qiestionnaire a widely used alternative for objective measurement as they are relatively less expensive, feasible, have been validated against DLW and showed a good level of reliability [ 644 ].

Questionjaire Jan 31; Accepted Aug 3. Global strategy on diet, physical activity and health; pp. Agricultural Calendar [ http: Support for this argument is the good correlation we found with time spent on light-intensity PA based on accelerometer and GPAQ occupation and travel-related physical activity, a correlation that was in the same range as for accelerometer MVPA.

Reliability and validity of the global physical activity questionnaire in Vietnam. Data collection Six trained research assistants with a minimum of university graduation were recruited for data collection.