Comparing physical activity measures in a diverse group of midlife and older adults

Jorge A. Banda, Brent Hutto, Anna Feeney, Karin A. Pfeiffer, Kerry McIver, Michael J. Lamonte, Steven N. Blair, John Vena, Steven P. Hooker

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Purpose: To compare self-report and objective measures of moderate- and vigorous-intensity physical activity (MVPA mind) in midlife and older adults. Methods: Seventy-one participants (69% female, 74.6% Caucasian, 25.4% African American) completed the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System physical activity (PA) questions, the Aerobic Center Longitudinal Study PA short survey (PASS), and the Aerobic Center Longitudinal Study PA long survey (PALS) and wore an accelerometer for seven consecutive days. Accelerometer MVPA minutes per day were determined using 1- and 10-min MVPA bout methods. Results: Participants were older (mean ± SD; age = 57.4 ± 9.9 yr) and overweight (body mass index = 27.9 ± 4.9 kgm) but otherwise healthy. Median (interquartile range) MVPA minutes per day were 42.9 (51.4) from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System PA questions, 51.4 (68.6) from the PASS, 25.7 (48.6) from the PALS, 32.4 (33.5) from the 1-min MVPA bout accelerometer data, and 4.6 (16.8) from the 10-min MVPA bout accelerometer data. Pearson correlations adjusted for participant demographics revealed low to moderate correlations between self-report and 1-min MVPA bout accelerometer-determined MVPA minutes per day (r = 0.11-0.31), with the PASS (P < 0.05) and PALS (P < 0.01) having significant correlations with accelerometry. Cohen κ coefficients showed poor agreement between all three questionnaires and 1-min MVPA bout accelerometry for having â‰1 150 MVPA minwk (κ = 0.26-0.38, all P < 0.05). Conclusions: Our results indicate that there was poor agreement between self-report and accelerometer-based assessments of PA in midlife and older adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2251-2257
Number of pages7
JournalMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Volume42
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Exercise
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Accelerometry
Self Report
Longitudinal Studies
Surveys and Questionnaires
African Americans
Body Mass Index
Demography

Keywords

  • Accelerometer
  • measurement
  • motion sensor
  • self-report questionnaire

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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Banda, J. A., Hutto, B., Feeney, A., Pfeiffer, K. A., McIver, K., Lamonte, M. J., ... Hooker, S. P. (2010). Comparing physical activity measures in a diverse group of midlife and older adults. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 42(12), 2251-2257. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0b013e3181e32e9a

Comparing physical activity measures in a diverse group of midlife and older adults. / Banda, Jorge A.; Hutto, Brent; Feeney, Anna; Pfeiffer, Karin A.; McIver, Kerry; Lamonte, Michael J.; Blair, Steven N.; Vena, John; Hooker, Steven P.

In: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Vol. 42, No. 12, 12.2010, p. 2251-2257.

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Banda, JA, Hutto, B, Feeney, A, Pfeiffer, KA, McIver, K, Lamonte, MJ, Blair, SN, Vena, J & Hooker, SP 2010, 'Comparing physical activity measures in a diverse group of midlife and older adults', Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, vol. 42, no. 12, pp. 2251-2257. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0b013e3181e32e9a
Banda, Jorge A. ; Hutto, Brent ; Feeney, Anna ; Pfeiffer, Karin A. ; McIver, Kerry ; Lamonte, Michael J. ; Blair, Steven N. ; Vena, John ; Hooker, Steven P. / Comparing physical activity measures in a diverse group of midlife and older adults. In: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2010 ; Vol. 42, No. 12. pp. 2251-2257.
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