How well do physical activity questions perform? A European cognitive testing study.

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

Peer reviewed scientific article




BACKGROUND: Only few studies have focused on the cognitive processes of the respondents that are involved when answering physical activity questionnaires (PAQs). This study aimed at examining whether two PAQs work as intended with different segments of the survey population in different cultural settings in Europe.METHODS: The International Physical Activity Questionnaire — Short Form (IPAQ-SF) and the US National Health Interview Survey — Adult Core Physical Activity Questionnaire (NHIS-PAQ) were tested in Belgium, Estonia, Germany and the UK using a standardized cognitive interviewing pro…

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