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

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

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Objectives The objectives of the present study were 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.

ジャーナルMaternal and Child Health Journal
出版ステータスPublished - 2016 9 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 疫学
  • 小児科学、周産期医学および子どもの健康
  • 産婦人科学
  • 公衆衛生学、環境および労働衛生


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