Physical Activity Questionnaires Do Not Accurately Estimate Fitness in Older Women

Physical Activity Questionnaires Do Not Accurately Estimate Fitness in Older Women

Author Mafra Cabral, Aurora de Fatima G. C. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Pinheiro, Marcelo Medeiros Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Castro, Charlles H. M. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
De Mello, Marco Tulio Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Tufik, Sergio Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Szejnfeld, Vera Lucia Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract The objective was to compare the performance of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) and Baecke questionnaire to estimate maximal oxygen uptake (VO(2)max) in healthy older women. One hundred healthy women aged 60 years and older answered the IPAQ and Baecke questionnaires and underwent a cardiopulmonary exercise test. The 6-min walk (6MWT), timed up and go (TUG), and handgrip strength test (HST) were also performed. Mean age and body mass index were 68.5 +/- 6.3 years and 27 +/- 4.7 kg/m(2), respectively. No significant correlation was seen between VO(2)max, IPAQ and Baecke questionnaires. IPAQ did not correlate with any functional tests while Baecke correlated weakly with the 6MWT and TUG test. VO(2)max correlated significantly with the 6MWT (r = .38

p = .0001), HST (r = .34

p = .001), and TUG (r = - .41

p = .0001). In a multivariate regression model, TUG was the best estimator for VO(2)max (R-2 = .217

p = .0001). In conclusion, IPAQ and Baecke questionnaires do not associate significantly with VO(2)max in older women.
Keywords oxygen consumption
physical activity
timed up and go
older women
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Champaign
Language English
Date 2018
Published in Journal Of Aging And Physical Activity. Champaign, v. 26, n. 1, p. 1-6, 2018.
ISSN 1063-8652 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Human Kinetics Publ Inc
Extent 1-6
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000428748900001

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