Validation of a computerized use of time recall for activity measurement in advanced-aged adults

Mace, Casey Jordan, Maddison, Ralph, Olds, Timothy and Kerse, Ngaire 2014, Validation of a computerized use of time recall for activity measurement in advanced-aged adults, Journal of aging and physical activity, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 245-254, doi: 10.1123/japa.2012-0280.

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Title Validation of a computerized use of time recall for activity measurement in advanced-aged adults
Author(s) Mace, Casey Jordan
Maddison, RalphORCID iD for Maddison, Ralph
Olds, Timothy
Kerse, Ngaire
Journal name Journal of aging and physical activity
Volume number 22
Issue number 2
Start page 245
End page 254
Total pages 10
Publisher Human Kinetics
Place of publication Champaign, Ill.
Publication date 2014-04
ISSN 1543-267X
Keyword(s) Accelerometry
Aged, 80 and over
Cohort Studies
Health Behavior
Longitudinal Studies
Motor Activity
New Zealand
Reproducibility of Results
Risk Reduction Behavior
Sedentary Lifestyle
Self Report
Summary BACKGROUND: The Multimedia Activity Recall for Children and Adults (MARCA) is a computerized recall instrument that records use of time during 24 hr the previous day and has been developed to address limitations of current self-report physical activity measures for those in advanced age. METHODS: Test-retest reliability and convergent validity of the adult MARCA were assessed in a sample of 45 advanced-age adults (age 84.9 SD ± 1.62 yr) as a subsample of the Life and Living in Advanced-Age Cohort Study New Zealand (LiLACS NZ). Test-retest methods required participants to recall the previous day's activity using the MARCA twice within the same day. Convergent validity was assessed against accelerometry. RESULTS: Test-retest reliability was high, with ICCs greater than .99 for moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and physical activity level (PAL). Compared with accelerometry, the MARCA demonstrated validity comparable to other self-report instruments with Spearman's coefficients of .34 and .59 for time spent in nonsedentary physical activity and PAL. CONCLUSION: The MARCA is a valid and reliable self-report tool for physical activity behaviors in advanced-age adults.
Language eng
DOI 10.1123/japa.2012-0280
Field of Research 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
1106 Human Movement And Sports Science
Socio Economic Objective 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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