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The SQUASH was a more valid tool than the OBiN for categorizing adults according to the Dutch physical activity and the combined guideline.
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PMID:  21840174     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether the "Short QUestionnaire to ASsess Health-enhancing physical activity" (SQUASH) and the "Injuries and Physical Activity in the Netherlands" questionnaire ("Ongevallen en Bewegen in Nederland," OBiN) were valid in assessing adherence to physical activity (PA) guidelines. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: Participants (N=187) aged 20-69 years were categorized as "inactive," "semiactive," or "norm-active" according to the Dutch PA, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and the combined guideline (adhering to either or both of two other guidelines) by the questionnaires and a combined heart rate monitor and accelerometer (Actiheart). Percentage of exact agreement and maximum disagreement (difference of two categories) for the categorization between questionnaires and Actiheart was calculated. RESULTS: The SQUASH had a significant higher agreement than the OBiN for the Dutch PA (SQUASH: 78%, OBiN: 46%; P<0.01) and combined guideline (SQUASH: 84%, OBiN: 55%; P<0.01). Both questionnaires had a low agreement regarding the ACSM guideline (SQUASH: 37%, OBiN: 34%; P=0.45). The SQUASH had a significant higher maximum disagreement than the OBiN for this guideline (SQUASH: 19.8%, OBiN 8%; P<0.01). CONCLUSION: The SQUASH was a more valid measure than the OBiN for categorizing adults according to the Dutch PA and the combined guideline. Both questionnaires failed to correctly categorize adults according to the ACSM guideline.
Ellen L de Hollander; Lydeke Zwart; Sanne I de Vries; Wanda Wendel-Vos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical epidemiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-5921     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-8-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801383     Medline TA:  J Clin Epidemiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Center for Prevention and Health Services Research, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands.
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