A recent review (van Poppel, 2010) declare that at the moment no conclusion can be drawn regarding the best questionnaire measuring physical activity and so it’s important to determine questionnaires that adapt better to purpose of the study. Physical education teachers modeling a physically active lifestyle might exert positive influence over youths lifestyle (Cardinal, 2001; Melville & Maddalozzo, 1988). The research is a preliminary study try to identify a suitable instrument to determinate the Physical Education Teachers (PET) lifestyle, in hypothetical future large scale research. Methods and Instruments Data were collected in 22 PET (14 males, 8 females, age 43.6±7.7) using: a) pedometer for 7 continuous days to monitoring quantity of walking; b) the following validated questionnaires: PASCQ, PPA sub-scale of PSE, IPAQ; c) an extremely brief questionnaire (not validated) about Fitness Self-perception (FSPBQ). Results According to IPAQ and number of steps the subjects result to be active or very active in the majority of cases (IPAQ= 95%; Pedometer= 92%). FSPBQ results show an average of 6.8±1,3 in a range score between 0 to 10. The PPA data show that 71.7% ±14.1 of subjects achieve the highest score. The PASCQ data, instead, underline that only 43.4% of subjects are regularly active. IPAQ isn’t correlated with number of steps. The “Brief questionnaire” is significantly related to PPA (R=0.59), PASQ (R=0.51) and IPAQ (R=0.53). PASQ is significantly related with number of steps (R=0.52 total step; R=0.72 holidays step). Conclusions As in other studies (Tânia R. 2007) we don’t find a significant correlation between IPAQ and number of steps. The two simple and easy questionnaires, PASCQ and FSPBQ, may partially but significantly to identify Physical Education Teachers (PET) lifestyle better than questionnaires and instruments far more complex to administer.

Preliminary study on the most appropriate tools to assess physical activity in Physical Educators

MOISIO, Valentina;LANZA, Massimo
2010

Abstract

A recent review (van Poppel, 2010) declare that at the moment no conclusion can be drawn regarding the best questionnaire measuring physical activity and so it’s important to determine questionnaires that adapt better to purpose of the study. Physical education teachers modeling a physically active lifestyle might exert positive influence over youths lifestyle (Cardinal, 2001; Melville & Maddalozzo, 1988). The research is a preliminary study try to identify a suitable instrument to determinate the Physical Education Teachers (PET) lifestyle, in hypothetical future large scale research. Methods and Instruments Data were collected in 22 PET (14 males, 8 females, age 43.6±7.7) using: a) pedometer for 7 continuous days to monitoring quantity of walking; b) the following validated questionnaires: PASCQ, PPA sub-scale of PSE, IPAQ; c) an extremely brief questionnaire (not validated) about Fitness Self-perception (FSPBQ). Results According to IPAQ and number of steps the subjects result to be active or very active in the majority of cases (IPAQ= 95%; Pedometer= 92%). FSPBQ results show an average of 6.8±1,3 in a range score between 0 to 10. The PPA data show that 71.7% ±14.1 of subjects achieve the highest score. The PASCQ data, instead, underline that only 43.4% of subjects are regularly active. IPAQ isn’t correlated with number of steps. The “Brief questionnaire” is significantly related to PPA (R=0.59), PASQ (R=0.51) and IPAQ (R=0.53). PASQ is significantly related with number of steps (R=0.52 total step; R=0.72 holidays step). Conclusions As in other studies (Tânia R. 2007) we don’t find a significant correlation between IPAQ and number of steps. The two simple and easy questionnaires, PASCQ and FSPBQ, may partially but significantly to identify Physical Education Teachers (PET) lifestyle better than questionnaires and instruments far more complex to administer.
assessment physical activity; children; health
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