Adaptation et validation du questionnaire international de l'activité physique (IPAQ) chez les personnes saines et les survivants d'un accident vasculaire cérébral au Bénin

Authors: Honado, Sedonoude Aristide
Advisor: Batcho, Sèbiyo CharlesRoy, Jean-Sébastien
Abstract: The practice of physical activity significantly reduces the risk of stroke. It is also used as a therapeutic strategy to maximize functional recovery during the rehabilitation of stroke survivors. Therefore, it is important to monitor the level of physical activity of healthy people and stroke survivors. Tracking the level of physical activity depends on the availability of valid and reliable tools for measuring and assessing physical activity. Unfortunately, the lack of such tools is observed in Benin, a French-speaking country in Africa. Also, in the circumstances of countries with limited financial resources such as Benin, questionnaires, subjective methods of measuring physical activity, are the most used methods because of their low cost and ease of implementation. The International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) is a frequently tool used for measuring the level of physical activity of healthy subjects and different groups of patients. However, this questionnaire, to our knowledge, is not validated in the context of French-speaking African countries as in the context of Benin. The goal of this Master thesis was to adapt and validate IPAQ in healthy people and stroke survivors in Benin. Consequently, following well-established methods, we adapted the IPAQ according to the culture and specific linguistic aspects of French as spoken in Benin. Then, the convergent validity and test-retest reliability of the Beninese experimental version of the questionnaire were examined from a sample of 60 healthy subjects and 60 post-stroke subjects recruited in Benin. The results of the study show excellent convergent validity and excellent test-retest reliability of the Benin version of IPAQ for measuring the physical activity of healthy people and stroke survivors.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2019
Open Access Date: 18 October 2019
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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