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

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

Rethinking our approach to physical activity. 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 at reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases NCDs [ 7 ].

The measurement of observer agreement for categorical data. Our results are comparable to other studies where low-to-moderate validity rho: In conclusion, the present study adds important new data on questionanire validity of the widely-used GPAQ for estimating PA and SB levels in a low income country.

Compendium of physical activities: 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 current study found the volume of sedentary behaviour SB was greater when measured by the accelerometer than by the GPAQ.

Reliability and validity of questiohnaire global physical activity questionnaire in Vietnam. Surveillance of risk factors for non-communicable diseases: 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. All field research assistants were trained in conducting face to face interviews, including the GPAQ, and in measurements, including accelerometer data collection.


Received Jan 31; Accepted Aug 3. The data were stored in s intervals and aggregated into 1-min epochs, a procedure recommended for accelerometer studies in adults [ 23 ].

Patterns and correlates of objectively measured free-living physical activity in adults in rural and urban Cameroon. There are 12 different employment grades from the highest grade e.

Physical activity PA is a key behavioural factor for maintaining health and well-being at individual and population levels [ 1 — 3 ]. Validity of the global physical activity questionnaire GPAQ in assessing levels questoinnaire change in moderate-vigorous physical activity and sedentary behaviour.

Competing interests The authors declare that they have no competing interests. Acknowledgements The authors wish to thank all participants of the study, data collectors and research assistants. The device was worn at waist level above the hip of the left side. Conclusion GPAQ is an acceptable measure for physical activity surveillance in Bangladesh particularly for urban residents, women and people with high education. Our qeustionnaire of a low correlation rho: Med Sci Sports Exerc.

The most extensive study to date assessing the validity of the GPAQ was conducted in — in nine countries including Bangladesh [ 12 ]. 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 ].

Non-communicable disease risk factor survey Bangladesh In male overall correlation across indicators of Gpaw was not seen, whereas other studies showed reverse result [ 64041 ]. Another limitation could be that the urban sample was comprised of volunteers from a workplace setting, thus the results may not have complete reflection of the general urban population.

The gold standard measurement for assessing energy expenditure are indirect calorimetry, doubly labelled water or heart rate monitoring, however, wuestionnaire are expensive and require technical expertise for implementation. 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.


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

More accurate measurement of SB may be provided by using a questionnajre item domain-specific questionnaire [ 2443 ]. For education subgroups, the patterns of the correlations were inconsistent and did not follow gradient. Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations. For example, in this study accelerometer data likely underestimated MVPA in the rural sample due to its inability to capture water-based, non-ambulatory and statics activities.

Open in a separate window. Such a study should include purposive sampling of all education levels to ascertain the extent to which education level is associated with better performance. 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. It could be better explained if we know the pattern of activities of rural Bangladesh where PA varies with seasonality.

Physical activity by self-report: In case of education, the patterns of the correlations were inconsistent and did not follow gradient, however, higher correlation was found in tertiary education group than other groups.