Correlation of subjective and objective measurement of physical activity in young adult and assessment of general awareness of type 2 Diabetes mellitus in Pune urban population


  • Shubhadarshini Pawar Intern, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • Pawar Priyadarshani G. Reader, ACPM Dental College and Hospital, Dhule, Maharashtra, India
  • Jayashree S. Kharche Department of Physiology, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • Pranita Ashok Department of Physiology, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India



IPAQ, Physical activity, Type 2 diabetes mellitus


Background: Measurement of physical activity is a challenging and complex procedure. Objective assessment of physical activity can help to overcome errors incurred by subjective methods like PAQs. Hence, this study was planned to compare measurement of physical activity subjectively using IPAQ and objectively using pedometer in young adults.

Methods: Young adults in the age group of 18-22 years were included in the study. Detailed history of physical activity was taken using IPAQ (International Physical Activity Questionnaire) for subjective measurement of physical activity. Participant’s physical activity was measured with the help of pedometer for objective assessment of physical activity.

Results: There was no statistically significant difference in measurement of physical activity by subjective and objective methods. IPAQ overestimates physical activity.

Conclusions: In this study, there was no statistically significant difference in subjective and objective methods of physical activity assessment. Study concludes subjective method overestimates physical activity than objective method.


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