The Short Questionnaire to Assess Health-Enhancing (SQUASH) physical activity in adolescents: a validation using doubly labeled water

Campbell, Nerissa, Gaston, Anca, Gray, Casey, Rush, Elaine, Maddison, Ralph and Prapavessis, Harry 2016, The Short Questionnaire to Assess Health-Enhancing (SQUASH) physical activity in adolescents: a validation using doubly labeled water, Journal of physical activity and health, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 154-158, doi: 10.1123/jpah.2015-0031.

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Title The Short Questionnaire to Assess Health-Enhancing (SQUASH) physical activity in adolescents: a validation using doubly labeled water
Author(s) Campbell, Nerissa
Gaston, Anca
Gray, Casey
Rush, Elaine
Maddison, RalphORCID iD for Maddison, Ralph orcid.org/0000-0001-8564-5518
Prapavessis, Harry
Journal name Journal of physical activity and health
Volume number 13
Issue number 2
Start page 154
End page 158
Total pages 5
Publisher Human Kinetics
Place of publication Champaign, Ill.
Publication date 2016-02
ISSN 1543-3080
Summary Accurate assessment of physical activity energy expenditure (PAEE) among adolescents is important for surveillance, evaluating interventions, and understanding the relation between energy balance and normal physiological and behavioral growth and development. The purpose of this study was to examine the validity of the Short Questionnaire to Assess Health-Enhancing Physical Activity (SQUASH)13 for measuring PAEE among adolescents. Methods: The participants were seventeen adolescents (9 females; Mean age = 17.53; SD = 0.62). Energy expenditure was measured during a 9-day period with doubly labeled water (DLW). The SQUASH was self-administered on the morning of the 10th day and assessed commuting activities, leisure time activities, household activities, and activities at work and school over the previous 9 days. Results: A Bland-Altman plot indicated that the SQUASH underestimated PAEE compared with DLW by a mean difference of 126 kcal·d-1 (95% limits of agreement:-1,207 to 1,459 kcal·d-1), representative of a 10% underestimation. The Spearman rank order correlation coefficient showed there was a significant association between the SQUASH and DLW (r =.50, P =.04), for estimating PAEE. Conclusion: When using a sample of highly active adolescents, the SQUASH is a valid self-report tool for measuring PAEE at the group and individual rank order level.
Language eng
DOI 10.1123/jpah.2015-0031
Field of Research 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
1106 Human Movement And Sports Science
1302 Curriculum And Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 920401 Behaviour and Health
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Human Kinetics
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