Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Online ISSN : 2187-5626
Print ISSN : 0915-5287
ISSN-L : 0915-5287
Original Article
Development and evaluation of the sedentary behavior and light-intensity physical activity questionnaire
Rumi TanakaKimie FujitaKiyoko MakimotoKanako YakushijiSatomi TanakaGoro MotomuraMasanori FujiiSatoshi IkemuraYasuharu Nakashima
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2021 Volume 33 Issue 2 Pages 125-131


[Purpose] To describe our newly developed Sedentary Behavior and Light-Intensity Physical Activity Questionnaire and examine its reliability and validity. [Participants and Methods] We identified and selected self-reported items through a literature review and interviews with 11 inactive individuals. Thirty-one individuals with lower limb prostheses and an expert panel assessed the content validity of the integrated items and identified 17 items. Patients who had undergone lower limb surgeries were regarded as inactive individuals, and 112 patients completed the questionnaire twice for test-retest reliability and wore an accelerometer for criterion validity. The ethics committee of Kyushu University approved this study (2019-126 and 2019-273). [Results] Item analysis was revised to the Sedentary Behavior and Light-Intensity Physical Activity Questionnaire-10 (six light-intensity physical activity and four sedentary behavior items) because of the floor effect. The test-retest correlation coefficient showed high reliability. Moderate to weak correlation coefficient was observed between the questionnaire and accelerometer (light-intensity physical activity: 0.43 and sedentary behavior: 0.20), and the Bland-Altman plots indicated no bias. [Conclusion] The Sedentary Behavior and Light-Intensity Physical Activity Questionnaire-10 had acceptable validity and reliability among inactive individuals and it could be used for studying light-intensity physical activity.

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