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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Data analysis After data entry, range and consistency were checked. Please review our privacy policy. Hence for the sake of keeping the large sample we chose the lowest number of days.

The agreement for categorization of participants into meeting sufficient physical activity level was fair for all participants Kappa: To ensure the validity study included all grades we used poster advertisements and emails to staff as well as actively approaching individual workers who were less likely to have access to email or more likely to be illiterate.

To the best of our knowledge this is the first validity study of the GPAQ in Bangladesh using accelerometer and also including rural population. Our results are comparable to other studies where low-to-moderate validity rho: Validity of two self-report measures of sitting time.

The measurement of observer agreement for categorical data. 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. A significant, low level of agreement between the GPAQ and accelerometer data for sitting was observed rho: As the Bangladeshi sample in the validation of the previous version of the GPAQ was urban, validated against pedometers and showed very poor results, this study aimed to determine the criterion validity of the new version of GPAQ in both rural and urban populations using accelerometer as the criterion measure of physical activity.


In the Bland-Altman plot a clear pattern of increased error was detected with increased average of PA for rural and urban participants. J Epidemiol Community Health.

Because accelerometers do not measure water-based and non-ambulatory questionnaige, this may have contributed to the poor correlations found in males.

Results Valid accelerometer data i. Agricultural Calendar [ http: Examining the reliability and validity of a modified version of the international physical activity questionnaire, long form IPAQ-LF in Nigeria: GPAQ is an acceptable measure for physical activity surveillance in Bangladesh particularly for urban residents, women and people with high education.

Patterns and correlates of objectively measured free-living physical activity in adults in rural and urban Cameroon. All p values presented were two tailed.

In proceedings of the 57th world health assembly. Consent for publication Not applicable. The lack of questinnaire 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 do static, non-ambulatory. Another limitation could be that the urban sample was comprised of volunteers from a workplace setting, queationnaire the results may not have complete reflection of the general urban population.

We have presented correlations for total sample and by subgroup. J Phys Act Heath. Accelerometers are considered as more quesstionnaire than self-report for measuring time spent in different intensities and therefore used as criterion in validation of subjective self-report questionnaires [ 22 ].

The GPAQ was developed with special consideration of key physical activity domains in developing countries and of a length and complexity suitable for inclusion in STEPS [ 11 ]. The gold standard measurement for assessing energy expenditure are indirect calorimetry, doubly labelled water or heart rate monitoring, however, these are expensive and require technical expertise for implementation.

On the first meeting qudstionnaire, study procedures were explained and informed consent obtained. 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.

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

Given there are substantial differences in patterns and frequency of PA between rural and urban populations [ 13 — 16 ], it is yet to be quesyionnaire if GPAQ is an questiomnaire instrument to assess the status of PA among rural populations [ 12 ]. The overall correlation was 0. DM designed the study, carried out the data analysis and interpretation. Participants wore the accelerometer for seven consecutive days, except gpaa sleep and water based activities.

Secondly, there was good compliance with accelerometer wear and adherence to the study protocol. However, since then an updated measure was released by the STEP wise program and evidence for the validity of the new version is still limited.

Clustering of non-communicable diseases risk factors in Bangladeshi adults: There were no significant differences in the age by gender distribution. Calibration of the computer science and applications, inc. Written informed consent was taken from all study participants. J Phys Act Health.

In case of education, the patterns of the correlations were inconsistent and did not follow gradient, questionnaiee, higher correlation was found in tertiary education group than other groups.

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

A clear pattern of increased error was detected with increased average of PA. The effect of social desirability and social approval on selfreports queztionnaire physical activity. After stratification by place, significant fair-to-moderate correlation was found for females, whereas urban young adults showed a significantly higher correlation than young rural adults. Bull World Health Organ. This may indicate that lowering the cut-point may improve the indicators for GPAQ validity.

Methods of measurement in epidemiology: Our finding of a low correlation rho: The research assistants RA approached the selected households HHintroduced the study and its importance and asked permission gppaq enroll one eligible person from each HH.