Validade e reprodutibilidade dos instrumentos de medida da atividade física do tipo self-report em adolescentes: Uma revisão sistemática

Translated title of the contribution: Validity and reliability of self-report instruments for measuring physical activity in adolescents: A systematic review

José Cazuza de Farias Júnior, Adair da Silva Lopes, Alex Antonio Florindo, Pedro C. Hallal

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Abstract

This was a systematic review of studies on the reliability and validity of self-report instruments for measuring physical activity, or subjective measurements, in adolescents (10-18 years). Searches were conducted in databases (MEDLINE, PsycInfo, SportsDiscus, Scopus, Web of Science, SciELO, Lilacs) and in the references of the retrieved articles. Sixty-six studies met the inclusion criteria. The majority were from North America, with only 5 from Brazil. Fifty-two different instruments were identified: 42 questionnaires, 6 diaries or logs, and 4 interviews. "Test-retest" reliability varied from 0.20 to 0.98; the majority (28/50) of the coefficients showed values < 0.70. Validity coefficients showed wide variation (-0.13 to 0.88), with the majority (64/84) ≤ 0.50. Only 3 instruments displayed correlations ≥ 0.70. Various instruments were tested in adolescents, especially questionnaires. These instruments generally showed better "test-retest" reliability than validity.

Translated title of the contributionValidity and reliability of self-report instruments for measuring physical activity in adolescents: A systematic review
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)1669-1691
Number of pages23
JournalCadernos de Saude Publica
Volume26
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Methods
  • Motor activity
  • Reproducibility of results
  • Validity of tests

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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