Correlates of agreement between accelerometry and self-reported physical activity

Ester Cerin, Kelli L. Cain, Adewale Oyeyemi, Neville Owen, Terry L. Conway, Tom COCHRANE, Delfien Van Dyck, Jasper Schipperijn, Josef Mitáš, Mette Toftager, Ines Aguinaga-Ontoso, James F. Sallis

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    Purpose Understanding factors that influence accurate assessment of physical activity (PA) and sedentary behavior (SB) is important to measurement development, epidemiologic studies, and interventions. This study examined agreement between self-reported (International Physical Activity Questionnaire - Long Form [IPAQ-LF]) and accelerometry-based estimates of PA and SB across six countries and identified correlates of between-method agreement. Methods Self-report and objective (accelerometry-based) PA and SB data were collected in 2002-2011 from 3865 adult participants in eight cities from six countries (Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Spain, United Kingdom, and United States). Between-method relative agreement (correlation) and absolute disagreement (mean difference between conceptually and intensity-matched IPAQ-LF and accelerometry-based PA and SB variables) were estimated. Also, sociodemographic characteristics and PA patterns were examined as correlates of between-method agreement. Results Observed relative agreement (relationships of IPAQ-LF with accelerometry-based PA and SB variables) was small to moderate (r = 0.05-0.37) and was moderated by sociodemographic (age, sex, weight status, and education) and behavioral (PA-type) factors. The absolute disagreement was large, with participants self-reporting higher PA intensity and total time in moderate-to-vigorous-intensity PA than accelerometry. Also, self-reported sitting time was lower than accelerometry-based sedentary behavior. After adjusting for sociodemographic and behavioral factors, the absolute disagreement between pairs of IPAQ-LF and accelerometry-based PA variables remained significantly different across cities/countries. Conclusions Present findings suggest systematic cultural and/or linguistic and sociodemographic differences in absolute agreement between the IPAQ-LF and the accelerometry-based PA and SB variables. These results have implications for the interpretation of international PA and SB data and correlate/determinant studies. They call for further efforts to improve such measures.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1075-1084
    Number of pages10
    JournalMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
    Volume48
    Issue number6
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    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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    Cerin, E., Cain, K. L., Oyeyemi, A., Owen, N., Conway, T. L., COCHRANE, T., ... Sallis, J. F. (2016). Correlates of agreement between accelerometry and self-reported physical activity. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 48(6), 1075-1084. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000000870
    Cerin, Ester ; Cain, Kelli L. ; Oyeyemi, Adewale ; Owen, Neville ; Conway, Terry L. ; COCHRANE, Tom ; Van Dyck, Delfien ; Schipperijn, Jasper ; Mitáš, Josef ; Toftager, Mette ; Aguinaga-Ontoso, Ines ; Sallis, James F. / Correlates of agreement between accelerometry and self-reported physical activity. In: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2016 ; Vol. 48, No. 6. pp. 1075-1084.
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    Correlates of agreement between accelerometry and self-reported physical activity. / Cerin, Ester; Cain, Kelli L.; Oyeyemi, Adewale; Owen, Neville; Conway, Terry L.; COCHRANE, Tom; Van Dyck, Delfien; Schipperijn, Jasper; Mitáš, Josef; Toftager, Mette; Aguinaga-Ontoso, Ines; Sallis, James F.

    In: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Vol. 48, No. 6, 2016, p. 1075-1084.

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