A useful tool for analysing the effects of bone-specific physical activity

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Title A useful tool for analysing the effects of bone-specific physical activity
Author Weeks, Benjamin Kurt; Hirsch, Rebecca Dawn; Moran, Dane; Beck, Belinda Ruth
Journal Name Salud (i) Ciencia
Year Published 2011
Place of publication Argentina
Publisher Sociedad Iberoamericana de Informacion Cientifica (SIIC)
Abstract The Bone-specific Physical Activity Questionnaire (BPAQ) was designed to expressly capture historical osteogenic physical activity. Algorithms were developed to score questionnaire responses to account for specific physical activity parameters known to enhance bone adaptation. Those scores were weighted according to the age and duration of participation to recognise age-specific differences in skeletal responsiveness to mechanical loading. A free web-based calculator was developed to simplify data processing and generate past, current and total BPAQ scores. We have previously shown that scores from the BPAQ are capable of predicting variance in bone mass measures for healthy young adults, where other common measures of physical activity do not. Recently our group has determined mean BPAQ scores of men and women across the lifespan and examined BPAQ measurement reliability. In the current paper, we report those developments. Specifically, we present inter- and intra-tester reliability data and mean BPAQ values for men and women in 10-year age brackets from 5-83 years of age.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.siicsalud.com/main/salicie.htm
Volume 18
Issue Number 6
Page from 538
Page to 542
ISSN 1667-8982
Date Accessioned 2011-11-22
Language en_US
Research Centre Centre for Musculoskeletal Research; Menzies Health Institute Qld
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Exercise Physiology; Medical and Health Sciences; Sports Medicine
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/42332
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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