Measuring physical activity during pregnancy – Cultural adaptation of the Pregnancy Physical Activity Questionnaire (PPAQ) and assessment of its reliability in Polish conditions

Justyna Krzepota 1, Dorota Sadowska 1, Katarzyna Sempolska 2, Małgorzata Pelczar 3
1 - Department of Physical Culture and Health Promotion, University of Szczecin, Poland
2 - Infrastructure and Management College in Warsaw, Poland
3 - Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, West Pomeranian University of Technology Szczecin, Poland
Ann Agric Environ Med

ICID: 1228390
Article type: Original article
 
 
Introduction and objective. The assessment of physical activity during pregnancy is crucial in perinatal care and it is an important research topic. Unfortunately, in Poland there is a lack of one commonly accepted questionnaire of physical activity during pregnancy.
The aim of this study was to adapt the Pregnancy Physical Activity Questionnaire (PPAQ) to Polish conditions and assess the reliability of its Polish version (PPAQ-PL).
Materials and method. The PPAQ was translated from English into Polish and its reliability tested. 64 correctly completed (twice, one week apart) questionnaires were qualified for analysis. Test-retest reliability was assessed using Intraclass Correlation Coefficient (ICC).
Results. As a result of the adaptation and psychometric assessment, in the Polish version of the questionnaire the number of questions was reduced from 36 to 35 by removing the question concerning ‘mowing lawn while on a riding mower’. The ICC value for total activity was 0.75, which confirms a substantial level of reliability. The ICC values for subscales of intensity ranged from 0.53 (light) – 0.86 (vigorous). For subscales of type, ICC values ranged from 0.59 (transportation) – 0.89 (household/caregiving).
Conclusions. The PPAQ-PL can be accepted as a reliable tool for the assessing physical activity of pregnant women in Poland. Information obtained using the questionnaire might be helpful in monitoring health behaviours, preventing obesity, as well as designing and promoting physical activity programmes for pregnant women.

DOI: 10.5604/12321966.1228390
  FULL TEXT STATS

Recommend this article to:

Name:
E-mail:
From:
Language:


Related articles in IndexCopernicus™
     Physical activity [687 related records]
     Pregnancy [16557 related records]
     Questionnaire [208 related records]
     Cultural adaptation [9 related records]



 

Related articles

M Alipoor, L Ghahremani,
The effectiveness of relaxation techniques on depr...
Background and Aim: Psychosocial variables in pregnant women, including prenatal stress, anxiety and depression are associated with maternal, infant and child health. Relaxation technique is an intervention that increases comfort and might be effecti...
ABSTRACT
K Kendre, P Chate,
Monitoring of High Risk Pregnancy by Non-Stress Te...
Fetal NST is a simple noninvasive test performed over 28 weeks of gestation during pregnancy. Antepartum evaluation of fetus at risk for damage or death in uterus remains major challenge in modern obstetrics. NST is a noninvasive easily performe...
ABSTRACT
M Saleem, K Shankar,
 A population-based cross-sectional study on ...
 Background: Consanguineous marriages were common particularly in the south India. Though there were studies on consanguineous marriages, only a few were population-based studies. In this context, it was important to have populationbased studi...
ABSTRACT