Assessing physical activity in older people: findings from the Hertfordshire cohort study
Martin, H.J., Aihie Sayer, A., Syddall, H.E., Dennison, E.M., Cox, V.A. and Cooper, C. (2008) Assessing physical activity in older people: findings from the Hertfordshire cohort study. The Open Geriatric Medicine Journal, 1, 43-49. (doi:10.2174/1874827900801010043).
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Background: Physical activity (PA) is difficult to assess and few instruments are relevant to older people. We have developed a self-administered PA questionnaire (HPAQ) for the Hertfordshire Cohort Study; we report its feasibility and validity and describe PA participation in older people.
Methods: 525 participants completed the HPAQ; 15 women also completed the EPAQ-2 for validation. Activity participation was described using percentage participation, estimated energy expenditure and cluster analysis.
Results: Most participants found the HPAQ simple to complete. Agreement between the HPAQ and EPAQ-2 was good. Activities with highest participation rates and energy expenditures were walking (99.6%, 149.8 MET.h/mth) for men and home activities (100%, 287.1 MET.h/mth) for women. Clustering identified three patterns of activity participation for men (“Keep Fit”, “Indoors” & “Less active”), and two for women (“Keep Fit” & “Indoors”).
Conclusions: The HPAQ is a feasible and valid PA questionnaire for older people. Clustering identified different patterns of PA participation.
|Keywords:||cohort studies, hertfordshire, cohort, hertfordshire cohort,activity, physical-activity|
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
|Date Deposited:||12 Feb 2010|
|Last Modified:||02 Mar 2012 11:52|
|Contributors:||Martin, H.J. (Author)
Aihie Sayer, A. (Author)
Syddall, H.E. (Author)
Dennison, E.M. (Author)
Cox, V.A. (Author)
Cooper, C. (Author)
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