Reliability and Validity of a Chinese-Translated Version of a Pregnancy Physical Activity Questionnaire

Mi Xiang, Masayuki Konishi, Huanhuan Hu, Masaki Takahashi, Wenbi Fan, Mio Nishimaki, Karina Ando, Hyeonki Kim, Hiroki Tabata, Takashi Arao, Shizuo Sakamoto

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Objectives The objectives of the present studywere to translate the English version of the Pregnancy Physical Activity Questionnaire into Chinese (PPAQ-C) and to determine its reliability and validity for use by pregnant Chinese women. Methods The study included 224 pregnant women during their first, second, or third trimesters of pregnancy who completed the PPAQ-C on their first visit and wore a uniaxial accelerometer (Lifecorder; Suzuken Co. Ltd) for 7 days. One week after the first visit, we collected the data from the uniaxial accelerometer records, and the women were asked to complete the PPAQ-C again. Results We used intraclass correlation coefficients to determine the reliability of the PPAQ-C. The intraclass correlation coefficients were 0.77 for total activity (light and above), 0.76 for sedentary activity, 0.75 for light activity, 0.59 for moderate activity, and 0.28 for vigorous activity. The intraclass correlation coefficients were 0.74 for “household and caregiving”, 0.75 for “occupational” activities, and 0.34 for “sports/exercise”. Validity between the PPAQ-C and accelerometer data was determined by Spearman correlation coefficients. Although there were no significant correlations for moderate activity (r = 0.19, P > 0.05) or vigorous activity (r = 0.15, P > 0.05), there were significant correlations for total activity [light and above; r = 0.35, P <0.01)] and for light activity (r = 0.33, P <0.01). Conclusions for Practice The PPAQ-C is reliable and moderately accurate for measuring physical activity in pregnant Chinese women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalMaternal and Child Health Journal
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2016 Apr 25

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Second Pregnancy Trimester
First Pregnancy Trimester
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Keywords

  • Accelerometer
  • Activity assessment
  • Physical activity
  • Pregnancy
  • Validity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Reliability and Validity of a Chinese-Translated Version of a Pregnancy Physical Activity Questionnaire. / Xiang, Mi; Konishi, Masayuki; Hu, Huanhuan; Takahashi, Masaki; Fan, Wenbi; Nishimaki, Mio; Ando, Karina; Kim, Hyeonki; Tabata, Hiroki; Arao, Takashi; Sakamoto, Shizuo.

In: Maternal and Child Health Journal, 25.04.2016, p. 1-8.

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Xiang, Mi ; Konishi, Masayuki ; Hu, Huanhuan ; Takahashi, Masaki ; Fan, Wenbi ; Nishimaki, Mio ; Ando, Karina ; Kim, Hyeonki ; Tabata, Hiroki ; Arao, Takashi ; Sakamoto, Shizuo. / Reliability and Validity of a Chinese-Translated Version of a Pregnancy Physical Activity Questionnaire. In: Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2016 ; pp. 1-8.
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