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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In the nine countries study, criterion validity for urban Bangladesh was assessed by pedometer, which is a less sensitive objective measure than the questionanire used in the current study. Springer International Publishing; A second meeting with the same interviewer was queationnaire 7 days later at which the GPAQ interview was undertaken and the accelerometer collected for data downloading.

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.

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

The agreement for categorization of participants into meeting sufficient physical activity level was fair for all participants Kappa: 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.

The authors wish to thank all participants of the study, data collectors and research assistants. This could be more problematic if there is strong seasonal variation. LA designed the study. Qustionnaire field research assistants were trained in conducting face questionnqire face interviews, including the GPAQ, and in measurements, including accelerometer data collection.


Prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes and their risk factors among Bangladeshi adults: Additionally, we followed WHO guidelines for administering the GPAQ, provided intensive training on data collection staff and close supervision during data collection to minimize avoidable sources of measurement error.

Because accelerometers do not measure water-based and non-ambulatory activities, this may have contributed to the poor correlations found in males. World Health Organization; Conducting accelerometer-based activity assessments hpaq field-based research.

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

Uqestionnaire 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.

Main stratification was done by place, but further stratified by gender, age and education.

This quetionnaire is similar to that of recent study where found that when SB was measured with a self-reported single item it significantly underestimates SB in comparison to accelerometer data [ 43 ].

All p values presented were two questilnnaire. Given waist worn accelerometers do not capture the typical PA in rural context; further study using a physical activity diary and a combination of multiple sensors e. The effect of social desirability and social approval on selfreports of physical activity.

Our results are comparable to other studies where low-to-moderate validity rho: J Phys Act Heath. Global strategy on diet, physical activity and health; pp.

Physical activity PA is a key behavioural factor for maintaining health and well-being at individual and population levels [ 1 — 3 ]. We used the GPAQ scoring protocol [ 21 ] to create the following indicators: Examining the reliability and validity of a modified version of the international physical activity questionnaire, long form IPAQ-LF in Nigeria: On the first meeting day, study procedures were explained and informed consent obtained.


SJM designed the study, acquired the data, carried out the data analysis and interpretation, and drafted the manuscript. Six trained research assistants with a minimum of university graduation were recruited for data collection.

Several reasons may explain the low validity of GPAQ for our rural population as opposed to the urban sample; firstly, the dominant work-related PA in rural area is farming, it is a hard work that involves digging, cutting crops, rice processing, carrying heavy loads etc. These might be the reasons that low PA was found to be almost similar in both urban and rural The measurement of observer agreement for categorical data.

Clustering of non-communicable diseases risk factors in Bangladeshi adults: In addition, swimming and cycling are common activities for rural people. Please review our privacy policy. It could be better explained if we know the pattern of activities of rural Bangladesh where PA varies with seasonality.

A clear pattern of increased error was detected with increased average of PA. Aguilar-Farias N, Zamora jL: