Validity of the Sedentary Behavior Questionnaire in European Older Adults Using English, Spanish, German and Danish Versions

Oriol Sansano-Nadal*, Jason J. Wilson, Carme Martín-Borràs, Jan Christian Brønd, Mathias Skjødt, Paolo Caserotti, Marta Roqué I Figuls, Nicole E. Blackburn, Jochen Klenk, Dietrich Rothenbacher, Myriam Guerra-Balic, Manel Font-Farré, Michael Denkinger, Laura Coll-Planas, Manuela Deidda, Emma McIntosh, Maria Giné-Garriga, Mark A. Tully

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The main aim of this study was to assess the criterion validity of the Sedentary Behavior Questionnaire (SBQ) to measure SB in community-dwelling older adults using thigh-measured accelerometry as the criterion method. 801 participants (75.6 ± 6.1 years old, 57.6% females) provided valid thigh-based accelerometer data (activPAL/Axivity) and completed the SBQ. Criterion validity was assessed using Spearman’s Rho coefficients. Bland–Altman plots, including 95% limits of agreement and Intraclass Correlation Coefficient (ICC), were used to assess the agreement between self-report and device-measured daily SB time. Strength of the association was examined using multiple linear regression. There was a weak correlation (Rho = 0.25, p < .001) between self-reported and device-based SB measures. The SBQ under-estimated daily SB time compared to accelerometry. Our results highlighted an overall weak-to-moderate correlation between measures, with significant differences between each country’s version. Researchers should be cautious when using the SBQ to provide an estimation of SB time in older adults.

TidsskriftMeasurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science
StatusE-pub ahead of print - 20. maj 2021

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This work was supported by the European Union Horizon 2020 programme with grant number H2020-Grant 634270. The authors declare no conflicts of interest.


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