Departmental Bulletin Paper 大学生の身体活動量の評価 : 歩数計とIPAQ日本語版との比較
Comparison of a pedometer with the International Physical Activity Questionnaire Japanese version for assessing university student daily physical activity

梅田, 真成  ,  田口, 那々子  ,  樋口, 博之  ,  ウメダ, マサナリ  ,  タグチ, ナナコ  ,  ヒグチ, ヒロユキ  ,  Masanari, UMEDA  ,  Nanako, TAGUCHI  ,  Hiroyuki, HIGUCHI

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess university students’ physical activity by the pedometer and International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ).Methods: Ten healthy university students (6 men, 4 women) wore a pedometer (Lifecorder GS; Suzuken Co., Nagoya) for 7 days. Then the subjects replied questions about their physical activity using IPAQ.Results: The mean±SD number of daily steps was 5,528±2,200 on school days and 7,279±3,540 on weekends. Among students with a part time job, there were more daily steps on weekends than on school days (P < 0.05). Daily energy expenditure estimated by IPAQ and by pedometer were significantly correlated (r = 0.885). The daily energy expenditure assessed by pedometer, however, was significantly higher than by IPAQ (pedometer: 1986±308 kcal, IPAQ: 1679±578 kcal, P < 0.05).Conclusion: This study confirms that university student physical activity is affected by a part time job.

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