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Table 6 Overview of the methodological quality assessment of studies reporting on psychometric properties of interview-administered Usual-week and Past-week physical activity questionnaires using the COSMIN checklist

From: Comparison of psychometric properties between recall methods of interview-based physical activity questionnaires: a systematic review

Instrument Study Measurement properties
Internal consistency Reliability Measurement error Content validity Structural validity Hypothesis testingab
Type: Score
Usual-week Physical Activity Questionnaires
 CaMos
Usual-week
Nadalin, Bentvelsen [36] NR 78.1% (Excellent)c NR NR NR NR
 IPEQ
Usual-week
Merom, Delbaere [37] NR NR NR NR NR Direct: 68.7% (Good)
Indirect: 43.5% (Fair)
 MAQ
Usual-week
Pettee Gabriel, McClain [38] NR 71.4% (Good)c NR NR NR Direct: 69.6% (Good)
Indirect: 59.1% (Good)
Kriska, Knowler [39] NR 62.1% (Good)c NR NR NR Direct: 43.5% (Fair)
Kriska, Edelstein [40] NR NR NR NR NR Direct: 78.3% (Excellent)
Schulz, Harper [41] NR NR NR NR NR Direct: 34.8% (Fair)
 NHS II
Usual-week
Pettee Gabriel, McClain [38] NR 71.4% (Good)c NR NR NR Direct: 69.6% (Good)
Indirect: 59.1% (Good)
 Phone-FITT
Usual-week
Gill, Jones [32] NR 62.1% (Good)c NR 28.5% (Fair) NR Direct: 69.6% (Good)
Indirect: 68.1% (Good)
 YPAS
Usual-week
Colbert, Matthews [42] NR 72.4% (Good)c 75.9% (Excellent) NR NR Direct: 82.4% (Excellent)
Dipietro, Caspersen [43] 21.7% (Poor) 82.8% (Excellent) 65.5% (Good) NR NR Direct: 56.5% (Good)
Gennuso, Matthews [44] NR 71.9% (Good)c NR NR NR Direct: 60.9% (Good)
Harada, Chiu [45] NR NR NR NR NR Direct: 68.1% (Good)
Indirect: 75.5% (Excellent)
Kolbe-Alexander, Lambert [46] NR 56.3% (Good)c 58.6% (Good) NR NR Direct: 67.4% (Good)
Moore, Ellis [47] NR NR NR NR NR Indirect: 73.9% (Good)
Past-week Physical Activity Questionnaires
 AAS
Past-7 days
Brown, Bauman [49] NR 78.1% (Excellent)c NR NR NR NR
Brown, Trost [48] NR NR NR NR NR Direct: 60.9% (Good)
Creamer, Bowles [50] NR 72.4% (Good)c NR NR NR Direct: 82.6% (Excellent)
 AAS (modified)
Past-7 days
Fjeldsoe, Winkler [12] NR 72.2% (Good)c 72.4% (Good) NR NR Direct: 78.3% (Excellent)
 CAQ-PAI
Past-7 days
Mahabir, Baer [51] NR NR NR NR NR Direct: 54.3% (Good)
Rauh, Hovell [52] NR 65.5% (Good)c NR NR NR Direct: 60.9% (Good)
Indirect: 60.9% (Good)
Washburn, Smith [53] NR 72.4% (Good)c NR NR NR Indirect: 65.2% (Good)
 Checklist Questionnaire
Past-7 days
Masse, Fulton [54] NR NR NR NR NR Direct: 69.6% (Good)
 Global Questionnaire
Past-7 days
Masse, Fulton [54] NR NR NR NR NR Direct: 69.6% (Good)
 IPAQ-LF
Past-7 days
Ahn, Chmiel [55] NR NR NR NR NR Direct: 78.3% (Excellent)
Garriguet, Tremblay [56] NR NR NR NR NR Direct: 69.6% (Good)
 IPAQ-SF
Past-7 days
Ainsworth, Macera [57] NR NR NR NR NR Direct: 78.2% (Excellent)
Brown, Bauman [49] NR 78.1% (Excellent)c NR NR NR NR
Brown, Trost [48] NR NR NR NR NR Direct: 60.9% (Good)
 NZPAQ-LF
Past-7 days
Moy, Scragg [58] NR NR NR NR NR Indirect: 82.6% (Excellent)
 NZPAQ-SF
Past-7 days
Moy, Scragg [58] NR NR NR NR NR Indirect: 82.6% (Excellent)
 PAAQ
Past-7 days
Garriguet, Tremblay [56] NR NR NR 57.1% (Good) NR Direct: 78.3% (Excellent)
 PASE
Past-7 days
Colbert, Matthews [42] NR 72.4% (Good)c 75.9% (Excellent) NR NR Direct: 82.4% (Excellent)
Dinger, Oman [59] NR 72.4% (Good)c NR NR NR Direct: 82.6% (Excellent)
Johansen, Painter [60] NR NR NR NR NR Direct: 69.6% (Good)
Indirect: 43.5% (Fair)
Moore, Ellis [47] NR NR NR NR NR Indirect: 73.9% (Good)
Washburn, Smith [61] 43.5% (Fair) 82.8% (Excellent)c NR 71.4% (Good) NR Indirect: 68.8% (Good)
 PWMAQ
Past-7 days
Pettee Gabriel, McClain [62] NR 72.4% (Good)c NR NR NR Direct: 69.6% (Good)
Pettee Gabriel, McClain [38] NR 71.4% (Good)c NR NR NR Direct: 69.6% (Good)
Indirect: 59.1% (Good)
 PAR
Past-7 days
Albanes, Conway [63] NR NR NR NR NR Direct: 30.4% (Fair)
Blair, Haskell [64] NR NR NR NR NR Direct: 78.3% (Excellent)
Indirect: 78.3% (Excellent)
Conway, Seale [65] NR NR NR NR NR Direct: 69.6% (Good)
Garfield, Canavan [66] NR NR NR NR NR Direct: 56.5% (Good)
Gross, Sallis [67] NR 58.6% (Good)d NR NR NR NR
Irwin, Ainsworth [68] NR NR NR NR NR Direct: 52.2% (Good)
Indirect: 52.2% (Good)
Johansen, Painter [60] NR NR NR NR NR Direct: 65.2% (Good)
Indirect) 56.5% (Good)
Mahabir, Baer [51] NR NR NR NR NR Direct: 65.2% (Good)
Rauh, Hovell [52] NR 65.5% (Good)c NR NR NR Direct: 60.9% (Good)
Indirect: 60.9% (Good)
Sallis, Haskell [69] 36.4% (Fair) 79.3% (Excellent)c NR NR NR Indirect: 73.9% (Good)
Sarkin, Johnson [70] NR NR NR NR NR Divergent: 34.8% (Fair)
Taylor, Coffey [71] NR NR NR NR NR Direct: 56.5% (Good)
Indirect: 56.5% (Good)
Washburn, Jacobsen [72] NR NR NR NR NR Direct: 65.2% (Good)
Williams, Klesges [73] NR 55.2% (Good)c NR NR NR Direct: 60.9% (Good)
 VAPAQ
Past-7 days
Betz, Myers [74] NR 58.6% (Good)c 62.1% (Good) NR NR NR
  1. aDirect comparisons of physical activity measures (e.g. physical activity level between PAQ and other PAQs, diaries or objective measures)
  2. bIndirect comparisons of physical activity measures (e.g. physical activity level between PAQ and physical fitness, given the assumption that individuals with greater level of physical activity would have a greater level of physical fitness)
  3. cTest-retest reliability
  4. dInter-rater reliability