V Van Der Wardt
Measuring physical activity levels in people with mild cognitive impairment or mild dementia
Van Der Wardt, V; Hancox, J E; Burgon, C; Bajwa, R; Goldberg, S; Harwood, R H
J E Hancox
R H Harwood
Measuring physical activity (PA) in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia can be difficult. The aim was to investigate the validity and acceptability of three different PA measurement methods.
The mixed-method analysis included 49 participants with MCI or dementia who completed a daily calendar recording PA, the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ), the LASA Physical Activity Questionnaire and wore a Misfit Shine accelerometer.
The quantitative analysis showed equal completion rates for the IPAQ questionnaire and the accelerometer but a lower completion rate for the calendar. Correlations between outcome measures were moderate or strong. The qualitative analysis indicated that all measures were acceptable, though help to complete the calendars or fasten the accelerometers was required for some participants.
The study supported the validity of these methods for people with MCI and mild dementia. Using accelerometers and completing calendars might increase motivation to be active for some people.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Journal||Journal of Aging and Physical Activity|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Van Der Wardt, V., Hancox, J. E., Burgon, C., Bajwa, R., Goldberg, S., & Harwood, R. H. (in press). Measuring physical activity levels in people with mild cognitive impairment or mild dementia. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity,|
|Additional Information||Manuscript has been accepted but not published: Accepted author manuscript version reprinted, by permission, from Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 2020 (ahead of print). © Human Kinetics, Inc.|
Measuring Physical Activity Levels March Final Submission Including Tables
You might also like
Physical activity engagement strategies in people with dementia – a focus group study