Validation of a New Physical Activity Instrument Against Pedometers Among Dialysis Patients.


Division of Nephrology, San Francisco and San Francisco VA Medical Center, University of California, San Francisco, California; Division of Nephrology, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Electronic address: [Email]


The newly developed Low Physical Activity Questionnaire (LoPAQ) was designed to capture the low activity level among typically sedentary patients undergoing dialysis and correlated well with a physical activity questionnaire used in the general population. However, this instrument has not been validated against a more objective measure.

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