REFERENCE: Rauh, M. J. D., Hovell, M. F., Hofstetter, C. R., Sallis, J. F., Gleghorn, A. (1992). Reliability and validity of self-reported physical activity in Latinos. International Journal of Epidemiology, 21, 966-971.

The reliability and validity of six self-report physical activity measures were assessed in Latino adults. Validity was assessed by caltrac activity monitors, 'significant others', and construct analyses. Vigorous activity measures had higher reliability and validity (e.g. r >0.40, P <0.05) than moderate intensity measures. Though measures varied in their validity, the use of standard physical activity measures with Latinos was supported, and recommendations for specific measures were provided.


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