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Validity and reliability of modified PAQ-A and LTEQ in adolescents of Karachi, Pakistan

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Shagufta Naseer ,

Dow University of Health Sciences, PK
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Sidra Zaheer,

Dow University of Health Sciences, PK
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Kashif Shafique

Dow University of Health Sciences, PK
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Abstract

Introduction: Patient satisfaction is considered to be a vital component in the evaluation of the quality of care.

Objectives: To evaluate the validity and reliability of the modified versions of Physical Activity Questionnaire for Adolescents (mPAQ-A) and Leisure Time Exercise Questionnaire (mLTEQ) against gold standard objective assessment tool pedometer in adolescent population of Pakistan

Methods: A total of 265 adolescents (mean age=13 years; SD=0.98) were recruited. The participants of the study were selected through simple random sampling. Physical activity was assessed by using both objective (pedometer) and subjective instruments (mPAQ-A and mLTEQ questionnaires). Validity and reliability of modified tools were assessed by using Pearson's correlation coefficient (r), Cronbach's alpha and intra class correlation, respectively.

Results: For validity, the correlation between mPAQ-A/mLTEQ, mPAQ-A/pedometer step counts and mLTEQ/pedometer step counts were all statistically significant. Higher correlation between subjective assessment tools (mPAQ-A/mLTEQ) was observed. Likewise, the difference of time interval also had no effect on the validity of both questionnaires. The internal and test-retest reliability of mPAQ-A was found to be higher than mLTEQ. According to the graph of ROC the mPAQ-A is more slightly superior to the mLTEQ.

Conclusions: The questionnaire mPAQ-A in comparison to mLTEQ showed an acceptable to good validity and reliability among Pakistani adolescents.

How to Cite: Naseer, S., Zaheer, S. and Shafique, K., 2020. Validity and reliability of modified PAQ-A and LTEQ in adolescents of Karachi, Pakistan. Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka, 26(4), pp.197–206. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jccpsl.v26i4.8384
Published on 31 Dec 2020.
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