Reliability of a questionnaire to assess the mode and frequency of commuting to and from school: The PACO project.
ISPAH ePoster Library. Herrador Colmenero M. Oct 16, 2018; 225486; 348
Dr. Manuel Herrador Colmenero
Dr. Manuel Herrador Colmenero
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Abstract Introduction:<\b>
Active commuting to/from school is an opportunity to increase the daily physical activity levels in young people. However, there is no a reliable questionnaire to measure mode and frequency of commuting to school in Spanish-youth. Thus, we aimed to examine the reliability of a questionnaire to assess the mode and frequency of commuting to/from school in Spanish youth. Method: A total of 414 children (5-11 y) and 298 adolescents (from 12-18 y) completed twice a questionnaire separated by 15-days. The Mode and Frequency of Commuting to School Questionnaire included the usual and weekly modes of commuting to/from the school. Additionally, both distance between home-school and time spent on each trip were included. Reliability was analysed using the Kappa and Weighted Kappa Coefficient (κ) in a test-retest study. Results:<\b>
The usual mode of commuting to/from school showed a very good reliability for children (κ: 0.81-0.84) and adolescents (κ: 0.90-0.94). The weekly count mode of commuting to/from the school displayed from moderate-to-very good reliability in children (κ: 0.54-0.85) and adolescents (κ: 0.55 - 1). The distance and time questions presented from moderate-to-good reliability in children (κ: 0.50-0.72) and good-to-very good in adolescents (κ: 0.77-0.87). Conclusion:<\b>
The Mode and Frequency of Commuting to and From School Questionnaire, and both questions of distance and time spent on trips, are a reliable tool for Spanish youth. Future studies may use this tool for having a standard measurement of the mode of commuting to school. External funding details This study was supported by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness [DEP2016-75598-R (MINECO/FEDER, UE)]. “I+D+i research staff contract, within the framework of the national youth guarantee system' funded by the Junta de Andalucía and the European Social Fund of the European Union.
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