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Table 7 The weighted mean of the r-values for reliability testing and convergent validity of Past-week and Usual-week physical activity questionnaires

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

Instrument r-values Sample (n)
Reliability testing
 CaMos Usual-week NR NR
 IPEQ-WA Usual-week NR NR
 MAQ Usual-week 0.91 46
 NHS II Usual 7-days NR NR
 Phone-FITT Usual-week NR NR
 YPAS Usual 7-days 0.56 198
 AAS Past 7-days NR NR
 AAS (modified) Past 7-days 0.65 63
 CAQ-PAI Past 7-days 0.53 633
 Checklist Questionnaire Past 7-days NR NR
 Global Questionnaire Past 7-days NR NR
 IPAQ-LF Past 7-days NR NR
 IPAQ-SF Past 7-days NR NR
 NZPAQ-LF Past 7-days NR NR
 NZPAQ-SF Past 7-days NR NR
 PAAQ Past 7-days NR NR
 PASE Past 7-days 0.68 144
 PWMAQ Past 7-days NR NR
 PAR Past 7-days 0.65 118
 VAPAQ Past 7-days 0.93 55
Average for Usual-week PAQs 0.63 244
Average for Past-week PAQs 0.56 950
Convergent validity testing   
 CaMos   
Usual-week   
 Direct & Indirect NR NR
 Direct   
 Indirect   
IPEQ-WA   
Usual-week   
  Direct & Indirect 0.28 553
  Direct 0.22 177
  Indirect 0.31 376
MAQ   
Usual-week   
  Direct & Indirect 0.47 118
  Direct 0.57 118
  Indirect 0.23 66
NHS II   
Usual 7-days   
  Direct & Indirect 0.27 66
  Direct 0.43 66
  Indirect 0.22 66
Phone-FITT   
Usual-week   
  Direct & Indirect 0.36 84
  Direct 0.44 48
  Indirect 0.25 36
YPAS   
Usual 7-days   
  Direct & Indirect 0.36 2099
  Direct 0.43 824
  Indirect 0.34 1182
AAS   
Past 7-days   
  Direct & Indirect NR NR
  Direct NR NR
  Indirect NR NR
AAS (modified)   
Past 7-days   
  Direct & Indirect 0.57 63
  Direct 0.57 63
  Indirect NR NR
CAQ-PAI   
Past 7-days   
  Direct & Indirect 0.15 3731
  Direct 0.46 65
 Indirect 0.14 3666
Checklist Questionnaire   
Past 7-days   
  Direct & Indirect 0.46 2231
  Direct 0.46 2231
  Indirect NR NR
Gobal Questionnaire   
Past 7-days   
  Direct & Indirect 0.35 2231
  Direct 0.35 2231
  Indirect NR NR
IPAQ-LF   
Past 7-days   
  Direct & Indirect 0.23 436
  Direct 0.23 436
  Indirect NR NR
IPAQ-SF   
Past 7-days   
  Direct & Indirect 0.34 25.2
  Direct 0.34 25.2
  Indirect NR NR
NZPAQ-LF   
Past 7-days   
  Direct & Indirect NA NA
  Direct 0.25 186
  Indirect NR NR
NZPAQ-SF   
Past 7-days   
  Direct & Indirect NR NR
  Direct 0.25 186
  Indirect NR NR
PAAQ   
Past 7-days   
  Direct & Indirect 0.41 318
  Direct 0.41 318
  Indirect NR NR
PASE   
Past 7-days   
  Direct & Indirect 0.31 355
  Direct 0.44 95
  Indirect 0.27 260
PWMAQ   
Past 7-days   
  Direct & Indirect 0.51 64
  Direct 0.51 64
  Indirect NR NR
PAR   
Past 7-days   
 Direct & Indirect 0.25 3539
  Direct 0.39 874
  Indirect 0.21 2547
VAPAQ   
Past 7-days   
  Direct & Indirect NR NR
  Direct NR NR
 Indirect NR NR
Average for Usual-week PAQs Direct & Indirect (r = 0.30) Direct & Indirect (n = 4730)
Direct (r = 0.33) Direct (n = 2019)
Indirect (r = 0.28) Indirect (n = 2711)
Average for Past-week PAQs Direct & Indirect (r = 0.28) Direct & Indirect (n = 14,147)
Direct (r = 0.40) Direct (n = 6182)
Indirect (r = 0.19) Indirect (n = 7965)
Past-week and Usual-week PAQs Direct (r = 0.39) Direct (n = 8201)
Indirect (r = 0.21) Indirect (n = 10,676)
  1. Notes. CaMos Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study, IPEQ-WA Incidental and Planned Exercise Questionnaire, MAQ Modified Activity Questionnaire, NHS II Nurses’ Health Study version II, Phone-FITT Phone Fitness, YPAS Yale Physical Activity Survey, AAS Active Australia Survey, CAQ-PAI College Alumni Questionnaire – Physical Activity Index, IPAQ-LF International Physical Activity Questionnaire Long Form, IPAQ-SF International Physical Activity Questionnaire Short Form, NZPAQ-LF New Zealand Physical Activity Questionnaire Long Form, NZPAQ-SF New Zealand Physical Activity Questionnaire Short Form, PAAQ Physical Activity Adult Questionnaire, PASE Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly, PWMAQ Past Week Modified Activity Questionnaire PAR Physical Activity Recall Questionnaire, VAPAQ Veterans Physical Activity Questionnaire