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The Physical Activity Questionnaire for the Elderly (PAQE): A Polish Adaptation

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Department of Physical Education and Lifelong Sports, Poznan University of Physical Education, Królowej Jadwigi 27/39, 61-871 Poznań, Poland
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Department of Athletics Strength and Conditioning, Poznan University of Physical Education, Królowej Jadwigi 27/39, 61-871 Poznań, Poland
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Department of Physical Activity Sciences and Health Promotion, Poznan University of Physical Education, Królowej Jadwigi 27/39, 61-871 Poznań, Poland
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(24), 4947; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16244947
Received: 25 October 2019 / Revised: 2 December 2019 / Accepted: 4 December 2019 / Published: 6 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Physical Activity and Elder Health)
The aim of the study is to assess the reliability and validity of the Polish adaptation of the Physical Activity Questionnaire for the Elderly (PAQE-PL). One hundred and four older adults (75 women and 29 men) aged 65 to 89 (mean 72.2 ± 5.7 years) participated in the study. The test–retest procedure was used to evaluate the reliability of the PAQE-PL. Validity was assessed by comparing the results of the PAQE-PL with the measurements from an accelerometer (ActiGraph wGT3X+) and two questionnaires: the Polish version of the Community Healthy Activities Model Program for Seniors (CHAMPS-PL) and the Polish version of the Yale Physical Activity Survey (YPAS-PL). All test–retest interclass correlation coefficients (ICCs) were significant (ranged from 0.64 to 0.92). The long-term stability showed significant ICCs (ranged from 0.38 to 0.87) for all participants. In regard to validity, the obtained correlation coefficients were relatively low but statistically significant for all participants between the PAQE-PL scores and energy expenditure (r ranging from 0.25 to 0.26) measured by the accelerometer. The PAQE-PL correlated with almost all CHAMPS-PL indices, YPAS-PL energy expenditure, and total physical activity time. The results suggest that the adaptation of the PAQE-PL is an acceptable tool to estimate the physical activity level among older adults in the Polish population. We recommend the cautious and well-thought-out use of the PAQE-PL with a population of older women. View Full-Text
Keywords: physical activity measurement; older adults; validity; reliability physical activity measurement; older adults; validity; reliability
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Król-Zielińska, M.; Ciekot-Sołtysiak, M.; Osiński, W.; Kantanista, A.; Zieliński, J.; Szeklicki, R. The Physical Activity Questionnaire for the Elderly (PAQE): A Polish Adaptation. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 4947.

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