Reproducibility and Validity of the French Version of the Long International Physical Activity Questionnaire in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
Journal of Physical Activity and Health
Increasing physical activity and decreasing sedentary time are cornerstones in the management of type 2 diabetes (T2DM). However, there are few instruments available to measure physical activity in this population. We translated the long version of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ-L) into French and studied its reproducibility and validity in patients with T2DM. Methods: Reproducibility was studied by 2 telephone administrations, 8 days apart. Concurrent validity was
... t validity was tested against pedometry for 7 days during habitual life. Results: One-hundred forty-three patients with T2DM were recruited (59% males; age: 60.9 ± 10.5 years; BMI: 31.2 ± 5.2 kg/m 2 ; HbA1c: 7.4 ± 1.2%). Intraclass correlation coefficients (95% CI) for repeated administration (n = 126) were 0.74 (0.61-0.83) for total physical activity, 0.72 (0.57-0.82) for walking, and 0.65 (0.51-0.78) for sitting time. Total physical activity and walking (MET-min·week -1 ) correlated with daily steps (Spearman r = .24 and r = .23, respectively, P < .05). Sitting time (min·week -1 ) correlated negatively with daily steps in women (r = -0.33; P < .05). Conclusion: Our French version of the IPAQ-L appears reliable to assess habitual physical activity and sedentary time in patients with T2DM, confirming previous data in nonclinical populations.