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Gaceta Sanitaria

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Abstract

OVIEDO-CARO, Miguel Ángel; BUENO-ANTEQUERA, Javier  and  MUNGUIA-IZQUIERDO, Diego. Transcultural adaptation and psychometric properties of Spanish version of Pregnancy Physical Activity Questionnaire: the PregnActive project. Gac Sanit [online]. 2019, vol.33, n.4, pp.369-376.  Epub Dec 02, 2019. ISSN 0213-9111.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaceta.2017.12.004.

Objective

To transculturally adapt the Spanish version of Pregnancy Physical Activity Questionnaire (PPAQ) analyzing its psychometric properties.

Methods

The PPAQ was transculturally adapted into Spanish. Test-retest reliability was evaluated in a subsample of 109 pregnant women. The validity was evaluated in a sample of 208 pregnant women who answered the questionnaire and wore the multi-sensor monitor for 7 valid days. The reliability (intraclass correlation coefficient), concordance (concordance correlation coefficient), correlation (Pearson correlation coefficient), agreement (Bland-Altman plots) and relative activity levels (Jonckheere-Terpstra test) between both administrations and methods were examined.

Results

Intraclass correlation coefficients between both administrations were good for all categories except transportation. A low but significant correlation was found for total activity (light and above) whereas no correlation was found for other intensities between both methods. Relative activity levels analysis showed a significant linear trend for increased total activity between both methods.

Conclusions

Spanish version of PPAQ is a brief and easily interpretable questionnaire with good reliability and ability to rank individuals, and poor validity compared with multi-sensor monitor. The use of PPAQ provides information of pregnancy-specific activities in order to establish physical activity levels of pregnant women and adapt health promotion interventions.

Keywords : Exercise; Lifestyle; Pregnancy; Surveys and questionnaires; Health.

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