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Validation of a parent-reported physical activity questionnaire by accelerometry in european children aged from 6 to 12 years old

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dc.contributor.author Prieto-Botella, Daniel
dc.contributor.author Valera-Gran, Desirée
dc.contributor.author Santa Marina, Loreto
dc.contributor.author Babarro, Izaro
dc.contributor.author Subiza-Pérez, Mikel
dc.contributor.author Casas Sanahuja, Maribel
dc.contributor.author Guxens Junyent, Mònica
dc.contributor.author Cárdenas Fuentes, Gabriela, 1985-
dc.contributor.author Heude, Barbara
dc.contributor.author Bernard, Jonathan Y.
dc.contributor.author McEachan, Rosemary R.C.
dc.contributor.author García Aymerich, Judith
dc.contributor.author Vrijheid, Martine
dc.contributor.author Navarrete-Muñoz, Eva-María
dc.date.accessioned 2022-12-13T09:22:09Z
dc.date.available 2022-12-13T09:22:09Z
dc.date.issued 2022
dc.identifier.citation Prieto-Botella D, Valera-Gran D, Santa-Marina L, Babarro I, Subiza-Pérez M, Casas M, Guxens M, Cárdenas-Fuentes G, Heude B, Bernard JY, McEachan RRC, García-Aymerich J, Vrijheid M, Navarrete-Muñoz EM. Validation of a parent-reported physical activity questionnaire by accelerometry in european children aged from 6 to 12 years old. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Jul 27;19(15):9178. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph19159178
dc.identifier.issn 1661-7827
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/55127
dc.description.abstract Validated physical activity (PA) questionnaires are crucial for collecting information in large epidemiological studies during childhood. Thus, this study analyzed the validity of a parent-reported PA questionnaire based on the Children's Leisure Activities Study Survey by accelerometry in European children aged from 6 to 12 years old. We used data from 230 children of the Human Early-Life Exposome and Infancia y Medio Ambiente projects. Mean differences between moderate-to-vigorous PA (MVPA) reported by the questionnaire and the accelerometer were calculated (min/day), and its associated factors were explored by multiple robust linear regression. The agreement between methods was examined using a Bland-Altman plot. The concurrent validity of assessing MVPA was analyzed by cohort-adjusted Spearman's partial correlations. ROC curve analysis was also used to explore the questionnaire's capability to identify active children based on the World Health Organization guidelines. A moderate correlation was found between parent-reported and accelerometer MVPA (rho = 0.41, p < 0.001). The child's sex (girl) was statistically associated with the mean MVPA difference between methods. However, this questionnaire accurately identified physically active children (area under the curve = 83.8% and 82.7% for boys and girls, cut-points = 68.6 and 45.4 min/day in MVPA, respectively). Consequently, this questionnaire is suitable for classifying active children in order to monitor public health interventions regarding PA.
dc.description.sponsorship This study was supported by funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme [FP7/2007–2013] under grant agreement no. 308333—the HELIX project. INMA data collections were supported by grants from the Instituto de Salud Carlos III (Red INMA G03/176; CB06/02/0041; PI041436; PI081151 incl. FEDER funds; PI12/01890 incl. FEDER funds; CP13/00054 incl. FEDER funds; PI15/00118 incl. FEDER funds; CP16/00128 incl. FEDER funds; PI16/00118 incl. FEDER funds; PI16/00261 incl. FEDER funds; PI17/01340 incl. FEDER funds; PI18/00547 incl. FEDER funds, PI18/01237 incl. FEDER funds, PI18/00825 incl. FEDER funds); Generalitat Valenciana (GVA/2021/191); CIBERESP; and the Generalitat de Catalunya-CIRIT 1999SGR 00241; Generalitat de Catalunya-AGAUR (2009 SGR 501, 2014 SGR 822), Fundació La marató de TV3 (090430). ISGlobal acknowledges support from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation through the “Centro de Excelencia Severo Ochoa 2019–2023” Program (CEX2018-000806-S), and support from the Generalitat de Catalunya through the CERCA Program, Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (SAF2012-32991 incl. FEDER funds), Agence Nationale de Securite Sanitaire de l’Alimentation de l’Environnement et du Travail (1262C0010; EST-2016 RF-21), EU Commission (261357, 308333, 603794 and 634453); and annual agreements with the municipalities of the study area (Zumarraga, Urretxu, Legazpi, Azkoitia y Azpeitia y Beasain). M.C. and M.G. hold Miguel Servet fellowships (CP16/00128, CPII18/00018) funded by Instituto de Salud Carlos III and co-funded by European Social Fund “Investing in your future”. R.R.C.M. received funding from the National Institute for Health Research Applied Research Collaboration for Yorkshire and Humber.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher MDPI
dc.relation.ispartof Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Jul 27;19(15):9178
dc.rights © 2022 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
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dc.title Validation of a parent-reported physical activity questionnaire by accelerometry in european children aged from 6 to 12 years old
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19159178
dc.subject.keyword Childhood
dc.subject.keyword Measurement
dc.subject.keyword Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity
dc.subject.keyword Validity measures
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/308333
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/3PN/SAF2012-32991
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/261357
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/603794
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/634453
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