Assessment of Sedentary Behavior With the International Physical Activity Questionnaire

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  • D.E. Rosenberg
  • Fiona Bull
  • A.L. Marshall
  • J.F. Sallis
  • A.E. Bauman

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Purpose: This study explored definitions of sedentary behavior and examined the relationship between sitting time and physical inactivity using the sitting items from the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ). Methods: Participants (N = 289,44.6% male, mean age = 35.93) from 3 countries completed self-administered long- and short-IPAQ sitting items. Participants wore accelerometers; were classified as inactive (no leisure-time activity), insufficiently active, or meeting recommendations; and were classified into tertiles of sitting behavior. Results: Reliability of sitting time was acceptable for men and women. Correlations between total sitting and accelerometer counts/min
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S30-S44
JournalJournal of Physical Activity & Health
Issue numberSupp. 1
StatePublished - 2008

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