Assessing physical activity in people with posttraumatic stress disorder: feasibility and concurrent validity of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire--short form and actigraph accelerometers

S. Rosenbaum, A. Tiedemann, C. Sherrington, H.P. van der Ploeg

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    Abstract

    Background: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is reportedly associated with lower rates of physical activity participation despite the known benefits of regular physical activity for improving both mental and physical health. However, no studies have evaluated the validity or feasibility of assessing physical activity within this population resulting in uncertainty around the reported lower rates of physical activity participation. This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility and concurrent validity of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire-Short Form (IPAQ-SF) and the Actigraph accelerometer (an objective physical activity monitor) among inpatients with PTSD.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number576
    JournalBMC Research Notes
    Volume7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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