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Validity of the Modified Baecke Questionnaire: comparison with energy expenditure according to the doubly labeled water method
Hertogh, E.M. ; Monninkhof, E.M. ; Schouten, E.G. ; Peeters, P.H.M. ; Schuit, A.J. - \ 2008
International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity 5 (2008). - ISSN 1479-5868 - 6 p.
physical-activity questionnaires - activity scale - elderly pase - validation - adolescents - humans - adults - men
Background: In epidemiological research, physical activity is usually assessed by questionnaires. Questionnaires are suitable for large study populations since they are relatively inexpensive and not very time consuming. However, questionnaire information is by definition subjective and prone to recall bias, especially among elderly subjects. The Modified Baecke Questionnaire, developed by Voorrips and coworkers, measures habitual physical activity in the elderly. The questionnaire includes questions on household activities, sports, and leisure time activities, over a time period of one year. The Modified Baecke Questionnaire results in a score to classify people as high, moderate, or low in daily physical activity, based on tertiles. Methods: The validity of the Modified Baecke Questionnaire score was assessed among 21 elderly men and women using the doubly labeled water method as the reference criterion. This method is considered to be the gold standard for measuring energy expenditure in free-living individuals. Energy expenditure on physical activity is estimated by the ratio of total energy expenditure measured by the doubly labeled water method and resting metabolic rate measured by indirect calorimetry. This ratio is called the physical activity ratio. Results: The Spearman correlation coefficient between the questionnaire score and the physical activity ratio (PAR) was 0.54 (95% CI 0.22-0.66). Correct classification by the questionnaire occurred in 71% of participants who were in the lowest tertile of PAR, in 14% of participants in the middle tertile, and in 43% of participants in the highest tertile. Subjects were not wrongly classified in an opposite tertile. Conclusion: The validity of the Modified Baecke Questionnaire is fair-to-moderate. This study shows that the questionnaire can correctly classify individuals as low or high active, but does a poor job for moderately active individuals.
Voedselconsumptie bij jonge volwassenen
Baecke, J.A.H. ; Staveren, W.A. van - \ 1983
Voeding 44 (1983). - ISSN 0042-7926 - p. 400 - 405.
Obesitas bij jonge volwassenen I: De prevalentie van overgewicht in relatie tot enkele socio-demografische gegevens
Baecke, J.A.H. ; Frijters, J.E.R. ; Hautvast, J.G.A.J. - \ 1983
Voeding 44 (1983). - ISSN 0042-7926 - p. 98 - 103.
Food consumption, habitual physical activity and body fatness in young dutch adults
Baecke, J.A.H. ; Staveren, W.A. van; Burema, J. - \ 1983
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 37 (1983). - ISSN 0002-9165 - p. 278 - 286.
Obesity in young Dutch adults. II: Daily life-style and body mass index
Baecke, J.A.H. ; Burema, J. ; Frijters, J.E.R. ; Hautvast, J.G.A.J. ; Wiel-Wetzels, W.A.M. van der - \ 1983
International Journal of Obesity 7 (1983). - ISSN 0307-0565 - p. 13 - 24.
Obesity in young Dutch adults. I: Socio-demographic variables and body mass index
Baecke, J.A.H. ; Burema, J. ; Frijters, J.E.R. ; Hautvast, J.G.A.J. ; Wiel-Wetzels, W.A.M. van der - \ 1983
International Journal of Obesity 7 (1983). - ISSN 0307-0565 - p. 1 - 12.
Obesity in young adults: daily life-style, relative weight and weight change
Baecke, J.A.H. - \ 1983
In: Abstracts Communication 4th European Nutrition Conference, Amsterdam, 1983, 168
Obesity in young adults: A mixed longitudinal study
Baecke, J.A.H. ; Burema, J. ; Deurenberg, P. ; Frijters, J.E.R. ; Hautvast, J.G.A.J. ; Rookus, M.A. ; Roosen, R.G.M.F. ; Staveren, W.A. van; Strien, T. van - \ 1983
In: Abstracts Communication 4th European Nutrition Conference, Amsterdam, 1983, 166
Determinants of body fatness in young adults living in a Dutch community
Baecke, J.A.H. - \ 1982
Landbouwhogeschool Wageningen. Promotor(en): J.G.A.J. Hautvast. - Wageningen : Baecke - 112
obesitas - overgewicht - voedingsgewoonten - nederland - veluwe - gelderland - obesity - overweight - feeding habits - netherlands - veluwe - gelderland
In 1979, the Department of Human Nutrition of the Agricultural University at Wageningen began a research project on obesity in young adults. The main objectives of this project are the investigation of aetiological aspects and health consequences of obesity. It is a prospective study and is being carried out in a young adult population of three age groups (19-21, 24-26 and 29-31 years as at 1 January 1980) in the Municipality of Ede. The present thesis deals with the investigations into determinants of body fatness and two methodological studies concerning relative weight and habitual physical activity which form the first part of the research project mentioned above.

In the Introduction, a general survey is given of the methods of measuring body fatness. Health consequences and aetiology of obesity are also surveyed. Approximately 3900 subjects participated in the studies described in Chapter 2 and 3, and a subsample of approximately 300 subjects from the initial population participated in the studies described in Chapters 4-6.

The relationship between various socio-demographic variables and body mass index (BMI; weight/height 2) is dealt with in Chapter 2. The prevalence of severe obesity (BMI ≥30.0 kg/m 2) was 2% in both sexes. The most salient socio-demographic determinants of BMI were age and level of education. Older subjects were heavier, and subjects who had a higher level of education were lighter. Other socio-demographic determinants of BMI were: level of father's occupation and religion in both sexes; parity in females; and urbanization and church attendance in males.

The relationship between aspects of daily life-style and BMI are described in Chapter 3. Five conceptually meaningful factors could be distinguished within the aspects of daily life-style considered. These factors were interpreted as constructs of: 1, slimming behaviour; 2, behaviour characterized by the consumption of coffee and alcohol, smoking habits and number of hours of sleep per night (CASS behaviour); 3, eating sweet and savoury snacks; 4, health-conscious behaviour; and 5, physical activity. Heavier subjects had higher ratings for slimming behaviour and lower ratings for health-conscious behaviour. In addition heavier males had higher ratings for CASS behaviour.

Possible improvement in the prediction of body fatness when an index of relative weight is based not only on body weight and body height, but also on frame size, is considered in Chapter 4. The prediction of body fatness was not improved when frame size, as assessed by knee width and wrist width, was taken into account. BMI was the most preferable of the indices considered.

The development of a short questionnaire for the measurement of habitual physical activity is discussed in Chapter 5. Three dimensions could be distinguished within the pattern of habitual physical activity. They are interpreted as: 1, physical activity at work; 2, sport during leisure time; and 3, physical activity during leisure time excluding sport. Level of education was inversely related to physical activity at work, and positively related to physical activity during leisure time excluding sport. Subjective experience of work load was inversely related to both sport and other physical activities during leisure time. Lean body mass was positively related to both physical activity at work and sport, in males only.

The relationship between body fatness and both food consumption and habitual physical activity are dealt with in Chapter 6. The average daily energy intake in males was rather high (about 3000 kcal) and average body weight increased by 1.2 kg in the preceding year. Both findings suggest the existence of a positive energy balance. In females the average daily energy intake of about 2170 kcal was closer to the recommended intake and average body weight remained constant. There were no important differences in the pattern of habitual physical activity between the categories of body fatness defined. However the daily energy intake of fatter subjects was lower than that of leaner subjects. This finding may be explained by a reduction of food intake in fatter subjects in an attempt to reduce body weight. There is also some evidence to suggest that many fatter subjects have a reduced need for energy, but it is not clear whether this is a causal factor of obesity or an effect of prolonged slimming.

Finally, a general discussion of the results is given in Chapter 7. While some of the findings can be useful for the management of obesity. it must be emphasized, that several aspects have yet to be studied in detail in the research project of which this thesis forms the first part.

A short questionnaire for the measurement of habitual physical activity in epidemiological studies
Baecke, J.A.H. ; Burema, J. ; Frijters, J.E.R. - \ 1982
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 36 (1982)5. - ISSN 0002-9165 - p. 936 - 942.
Body fatness, relative weight and frame size in young adults
Baecke, J.A.H. ; Burema, J. ; Deurenberg, P. - \ 1982
The British journal of nutrition 48 (1982)1. - ISSN 0007-1145 - p. 1 - 6.
1. Body-weight, body height, knee width, wrist width and skinfold measurements were made on males (n 139) and females (n 167) in three age-groups (20–22, 25–27 and 30–32 years). Percentage of body fal was calculated from skinfold thicknesses using regression equations according to Durnin & Womersley (1974), Three indices of relative weight were calculated: W/H2, W/Hp and W/Ŵ, where W is body-weight, H is body height, p is the exponent that made the index of relative weight independent of height and W is the weight, estimated from body height and frame size. 2. The standard error of the estimate of body-weight was only reduced by 5% in males and by 13% in females when, in addition to body height, knee width was taken into account.The addition of wrist width did not improve the accuracy of estimation of body-weight in either sex. Therefore in further analyses W was estimated from body height and knee width. In the present population the exponent p was 1·7 in males and 1·6 in females. 3. The correlations between the percentage of body fat and the indices, W/H2, W/HP, and W/Ŵ, were all very similar, being approximately 0·8 in both sexes. 4. A positive relationship was observed between percentage of body fat and knee width in females, which may be explained by an artifact of measurement. 5. In conclusion it can be stated that the accuracy of estimation of percentage of body fat was not improved when the index of relative weight was adjusted for knee width or wrist width in the present population. The W/H2was the most preferable of the three indices which were calculated.
Leefpatroon en obesitas bij jonge volwassenen
Baecke, J.A.H. ; Burema, J. ; Frijters, J.E.R. ; Hautvast, J.G.A.J. ; Wiel-Wetzels, W.A.M. van der - \ 1982
Tijdschrift voor sociale geneeskunde 60 (1982). - ISSN 0040-7607 - p. 880 - 884.
Voedselconsumptie en het ontstaan van obesitas
Baecke, J.A.H. ; Staveren, W.A. van - \ 1980
Hart Bulletin 11 (1980). - ISSN 0301-8202 - p. 31 - 36.
Schatting van de lichamelijke aktiviteit door middel van kontinue registratie van de hartfrequentie
Baecke, J. - \ 1977
Nijmegen : G.V.O. - 28
hart - heart
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