Reliability and validity of a screen time-based sedentary behaviour questionnaire for adolescents: The HELENA study Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • BACKGROUND: Although there is a growing interest in the epidemiology of sedentary behaviours, it is unknown whether sedentary behaviour questionnaires are broad markers of sedentary time. The aims of this study were to determine the: (i) reliability of the Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence (HELENA) screen time-based sedentary behaviour questionnaire; and (ii) its validity, i.e. the ability of the questionnaire to correctly rank adolescents according to the objectively measured sedentary time. METHODS: A total of 183 adolescents (104 females aged 12.5-17.5 years) were involved in the reliability study. Participants completed the HELENA sedentary questionnaire twice (1 week apart). The validity study comprised 2048 (1212 females) adolescents (12.5-17.5 years of age) included in the HELENA cross-sectional study. Questions included television viewing, computer games, console games, Internet for study and non-study reasons and study during week and weekend days. We compared median values of sedentary time, using accelerometers, by tertiles of self-reported sedentary behaviours and their sum (composite sedentary score). RESULTS: Reliability study: κ-values showed a good agreement (>0.7), except for Internet for study reasons (0.46 weekdays, 0.33 weekend). The questionnaire correctly classified boys' sedentary time when analysed by specific behaviours and by a composite sedentary score. In girls, median values of objectively measured sedentary time were not different across tertiles of self-reported sedentary behaviours or the composite sedentary score. CONCLUSION: The HELENA sedentary questionnaire is reliable, yet only correctly classifies objectively measured sedentary time in boys.

authors

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  • Ruiz, JR
  • Ortega, FB
  • Verloigne, M
  • Vicente-Rodriguez, G
  • Gracia-Marco, L
  • Gottrand, F
  • Molnar, D
  • Widhalm, K
  • Zaccaria, M
  • Cuenca-García, M
  • Sjöström, M
  • De Bourdeaudhuij, I
  • Moreno, LA
  • Gottrand, F
  • De Henauw, S
  • González-Gross, M
  • Gilbert, C
  • Kafatos, A
  • Moreno, LA
  • Libersa, C
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  • Gottrand, F
  • Kersting, M
  • Sjöstrom, M
  • Molnár, D
  • González-Gross, M
  • Dallongeville, J
  • Gilbert, C
  • Hall, G
  • Maes, L
  • Scalfi, L
  • Moreno, LA
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publication date

  • 2012