Validation of a physical activity questionnaire in the elderly.
The purpose of this study was to validate a physical activity (PA) questionnaire, Questionnaire d'Activité Physique Saint-Etienne (QAPSE), in an homogenous population of elderly subjects and to estimate its potential for application in routine PA assessments in that age group.
A group of 65 (31 men and 34 women) community dwelling, healthy people aged 65-84 years volunteered to participate in a validation substudy comparing maximal oxygen uptake (VO2 max) and anthropometric data.
VO2 max correlated positively with mean habitual daily energy expenditure (MHDEE) (r=0.56, P<0.0001), greater than 3MET (metabolic equivalent) daily energy expenditure (DEE) activity (r=0.371.
P=0.002). leisure activity (r=0.368.
P=0.003), sports activity (r=0.461, P<0.0001), basic daily activity (r=0.325, P=0.008) and moving DEE activity (r=0.273, P=0.028) in both sexes, with MHDEE (r=0.366, P=0.043) and moving DEE activity (r=0.388, P=0.031) in the men and with MHDEE (r=0.624 ; P<. 0001), greater than 3MET DEE activity (r=0.513, P=0.002), leisure activity (r=0.388, P=0.024) and sports activity (r=0.683, P<0.001) in the women.
The MHDEE was positively correlated with body mass (r=0.464) and with fat free mass (r=0.639) and negatively correlated with percentage body fat (r=-0.501). (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Sénescence, Questionnaire, Dépense énergétique, Quotidien, Exercice physique, Consommation oxygène maximum, Aptitude physique, Validation, Vieillard, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Senescence, Questionnaire, Energetic cost, Daily, Physical exercise, Maximum oxygen consumption, Physical fitness, Validation, Elderly, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0021031
Code Inist : 002A24. Création : 21/05/1997.