The Validity and Reliability of the PAVS and IPAQ-SF as Physical Activity Assessment Tools in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Study Overview

The purpose of this study is to see if scientists can use the International Physical Activity Questionnaire Short Form (IPAQ-SF) and Physical Activity Vital Sign (PAVS) questionnaire in the OSA population to accurately see how physically active people are.

Study Description

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a highly prevalent, yet frequently undiagnosed sleep disorder.  Evidence continues to mount linking OSA to numerous health concerns, including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke.  Research has demonstrated that increased physical activity and exercise may be an effective way to decrease the severity of OSA, so the relationship between physical activity levels and OSA must be further studied.  Researchers in the IUPUI School of Health and Human Sciences are conducting a study to determine whether two physical activity questionnaires are reliable and valid within the OSA population.  The study consists of wearing a hip-worn activity tracker for seven days and answering  two physical activity questionnaires before, and again after, the seven days of activity tracking.

Additional Information

Participants will be compensated for their time.

  • IRB Number: 1809587894
  • Research Study Identifier: TX10139
  • Principal Investigator: Anthony Kaleth, PhD

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