Validity and Reliability Criteria for the “Four by One-Day Physical Activity Questionnaire” in Spanish Adolescents

Juan José Soler Sarradell

Eduardo Generelo Lanaspa

Javier Zaragoza Casterad

José Antonio Julián Clemente

*Corresponding author: Javier Zaragoza Casterad zaragoza@unizar.es

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Soler Sarradell, J. J., Generelo Lanaspa, E., Zaragoza Casterad, J., & Julián Clemente, J. A. (2010). Validity and Reliability Criteria for the “Four by One-Day Physical Activity Questionnaire” in Spanish Adolescents. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 101, 19-24.

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Abstract

The main goal of the present study is to validate the “Four by One-Day Physical Activity Questionnaire” in a sample of 37 children (13.6? 1.13) years, by comparing self-reported average daily energy use in moderate and vigorous physical activities against the steps recorded by pedometers and with monitored minutes in different cardiac frequency limits. The findings in test-retest range from 0.84 to 0.93 (p<0.05). In the present study, the Four by One-Day Physical Activity Questionnaire was modestly but significantly (p=0.01) correlated with minutes above a threshold of 50% of heart rate reserve (r=0.578), with minutes above a threshold of 60% of maximum heart rate (r=0.596), with minutes above a threshold of 140 beat/min (r=0.625) and with average daily steps (r=0.672). The Spanish version of the “Four by One-Day Physical Activity Questionnaire” had similar reliability and validity to the original version. The results obtained show that this questionnaire can be a valid and reliable means of finding out the PA levels of Spanish adolescents.

Keywords: adolescents, Physical Activity, Questionnaire, Validation.

ISSN: 1577-4015

Received: October 31, 2008

Accepted: November 26, 2009

Published: July 01, 2010