Use of physical activity questionnaires in people with dementia: A scoping review

Lowry, Ruth G. (2018) Use of physical activity questionnaires in people with dementia: A scoping review. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. pp. 1-24. ISSN 1063-8652

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Physical activity questionnaires are an important means to assess habitual physical activity. It remains unclear what questionnaires are used and whether they are appropriate for people with dementia who have impaired information recall but are also often largely sedentary. This scoping review aimed to identify and quantify the use of physical activity questionnaires within a dementia population. Eighteen studies met the inclusion criteria for this review. The majority of studies used questionnaires that were validated for use within an older adult population (e.g., Modified Baecke Questionnaire for the Elderly), though none had specifically been validated for use in people with dementia. Interestingly, just over half of studies (N= 10, 55.6%) adapted the questionnaires from the original validated version by allowing a proxy to provide input into the responses. Future research needs to robustly validate the use of proxy-report measures of physical activity in people with dementia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation, Gerontology, Geriatrics and Gerontology, Alzheimer’s disease, exercise, measures.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Departments > Sport and Exercise Sciences
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Depositing User: Ruth Lowry
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2018 09:40
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2018 14:41

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