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  1. Validity and reliability in a flemish population of the WHO-MONICA optional study of physical activity questionnaire.

    Article - En anglais


    This study assessed the validity and reliability of a self-administered physical activity questionnaire used in the WHO-MONICA project.


    Subjects (N=167) were physical education and physical therapy alumni.

    The questionnaire (MOSPA-Q) covers a 1-yr period and measures the average weekly time and energy expenditure spent in one's occupation. transport-related activities, household chores, and leisure time activities.

    Test-retest reliability was reported as the intra-class correlation between calculated time or energy expenditure in different questionnaire items determined from two MOSPA-Q administrations.

    Validity was assessed using biometrical and physiological parameters as criterion measures.


    Test-retest reliability ranged from 0.45 to 0.92 with the highest correlation coefficients obtained for the leisure time physical activities.

    The correlation between calculated daily total energy expenditure (TEE, Kcal. d-1) and lean body mass was 0.53 (P<0.001).

    The correlation between energy expenditure in leisure time activities (Kcal. wk-1) and VO2peak was 0.44.


    The MOSPA-Q provides a relatively valid and reliable estimate of physical activity.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Belgique, Europe, Questionnaire, Aptitude physique, Dépense énergétique, Répétabilité, Validité, Fiabilité, Epidémiologie, Homme, Flamand

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Belgium, Europe, Questionnaire, Physical fitness, Energetic cost, Repeatability, Validity, Reliability, Epidemiology, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0419752

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 25/01/1999.