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Development and reliability of a self-report questionnaire to examine children's perceptions of the physical activity environment at home and in the neighbourhood

Hume, Clare, Ball, Kylie and Salmon, Jo 2006, Development and reliability of a self-report questionnaire to examine children's perceptions of the physical activity environment at home and in the neighbourhood, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, vol. 3, no. 16, pp. 1-8.

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Title Development and reliability of a self-report questionnaire to examine children's perceptions of the physical activity environment at home and in the neighbourhood
Author(s) Hume, Clare
Ball, Kylie
Salmon, Jo
Journal name International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity
Volume number 3
Issue number 16
Start page 1
End page 8
Publisher BioMed Central Ltd.
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2006-07-17
ISSN 1479-5868
Summary Background: Environmental factors are increasingly being implicated as key influences on children's physical activity. Few studies have comprehensively examined children's perceptions of their environment, and there is a paucity of literature on acceptable and reliable scales for measuring these. This study aimed to develop and test the acceptability and reliability of a scale which examined a broad range of environmental perceptions among children.
Methods: Based on constructs from ecological models, a survey incorporating items on children's perceptions of the physical and social environment at home and in the neighbourhood was developed. This was administered on two occasions, nine days apart, to a sample of 39 children aged 11 years (54% boys), attending a metropolitan Australian elementary school. The acceptability of the survey was determined by the proportion of missing responses to each item. The test-retest reliability of individual items, scores and scales were determined using Kappa statistics and percent agreement for categorical variables, and intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC) for continuous variables.
Results:
There were few missing responses to each question, with only 4% of all responses missing. Although some Kappa values were low, all categorical variables showed acceptable reliability when examined for percent agreement between test and retest (range 68%–100% agreement). Continuous variables all showed moderate to good ICC values (range 0.72–0.92).
Conclusion: Findings suggest this questionnaire is reliable and acceptable to children for assessing environmental perceptions relevant to physical activity among 11-year-old children.


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Language eng
Field of Research 111704 Community Child Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2006, Hume et al
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