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

Farina, Nicolas, Hughes, Laura, Watts, Amber and Lowry, Ruth (2018) Use of physical activity questionnaires in people with dementia: a scoping review. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 27 (3). pp. 413-421. ISSN 1063-8652

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Abstract

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
Keywords: measures, exercise, Alzheimer’s disease
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Neuroscience
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry > RC0438 Psychiatry > RC0512 Psychopathology > RC0513 Psychoses > RC0521 Dementia
Depositing User: Nicolas Farina
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2018 10:55
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2019 14:00
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/78389

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