J Korean Acad Fam Med.  2007 Jul;28(7):532-541.

Validity and Reliability of Korean Version of International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) Short Form

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Family Medicine, Inje University Graduate School of Medicine, Korea.
  • 2Department of Family Medicine, Inje University School of Medicine, Korea. johnyang@ilsanpaik.ac.kr
  • 3Department of Family Medicine, Kyunghee University School of Medicine, Korea

Abstract

Background: This study was performed to evaluate the reliability and the validity of the Korean version of IPAQ short form. Method: Sixty-nine volunteer adults completed the questionnaires twice at 1 week interval, and the second one was compared to the results of Actical(R) in order to test validity.
Results
The Korean version of IPAQ was accepted as a proper one by the IPAQ developers. Spearman Rho coefficients and Kappa values of test-retest reliability were 0.427~0.646 (median 0.542) and 0.365~0.620 (median 0.471), respectively. The Kappa values were above 0.4 in 5 out of 7 questionnaires. The more physically active by the short form questionnaire, the higher the measured value of the Actical(R) (P=0.039). Spearman Rho coefficient was 0.267 for the correlation between the results of the questionnaire and measured values by Actical(R).
Conclusion
The reliability and the validity of the IPAQ short form were proven. Follow-up studies are needed.

Keyword

physical activity; questionnaire; reliability; validity; exercise

MeSH Terms

Adult
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Motor Activity*
Reproducibility of Results*
Volunteers
Surveys and Questionnaires
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