Validity of two physical activity questionnaires (IPAQ and PAQA) for Vietnamese adolescents in rural and urban areas

@article{Lachat2008ValidityOT,
  title={Validity of two physical activity questionnaires (IPAQ and PAQA) for Vietnamese adolescents in rural and urban areas},
  author={Carl Lachat and Roosmarijn Verstraeten and Le Nguyen Bao Khanh and Mar{\'i}a Hagstr{\"o}mer and Nguyen Cong Khan and Nguyen Do Anh Van and Nguyen Quang Dung and Patrick Kolsteren},
  journal={The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity},
  year={2008},
  volume={5},
  pages={37 - 37}
}
BACKGROUND Although physical activity is recognised to be an important determinant of health and nutritional status, few instruments have been developed to assess physical activity in developing countries. The aim of this study was to compare the validity of the short form of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) and a locally adapted version of the Physical Activity Questionnaire for Adolescents (PAQA) for use in school going adolescents in rural and urban areas in Vietnam… CONTINUE READING
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