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Correction to: Questionnaire choice affects the prevalence of recommended physical activity: an online survey comparing four measuring instruments within the same sample

The Original Article was published on 07 January 2021

Correction to: BMC Public Health 21, 95 (2021)

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-10113-9

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Between the four questionnaires, the weekly volume of MVPA statistically significant differed (SIM: MED = 90.0 (MIN = 0.0, MAX = 210.0), DEGS: MED = 120.0 (MIN = 0.0, MAX = 420.0), EHIS: MED = 24.0 (MIN = 0.0, MAX = 1395.0), EURO: MED = 51.0 (MIN = 0.0, MAX = 2430.0), p < .001, all pairwise comparisons p < .01), as well as the prevalence of participants achieving the MVPA recommendations (SIM 31.3% (95% CI 24.5–38.7), DEGS 43.2% (95% CI 35.8–50.8), EHIS 67.0% (95% CI 59.6–73.9), EURO 87.5% (95% CI 81.7–92.0), p < .001), except between SIM and DEGS (p = .067).

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Between the four questionnaires, the weekly volume of MVPA statistically significant differed (SIM: MED = 90.0 (MIN = 0.0, MAX = 210.0), DEGS: MED = 120.0 (MIN = 0.0, MAX = 420.0), EHIS: MED = 240.0 (MIN = 0.0, MAX = 1395.0), EURO: MED = 510.0 (MIN = 0.0, MAX = 2430.0), p < .001, all pairwise comparisons p < .01), as well as the prevalence of participants achieving the MVPA recommendations (SIM 31.3% (95% CI 24.5–38.7), DEGS 43.2% (95% CI 35.8–50.8), EHIS 67.0% (95% CI 59.6–73.9), EURO 87.5% (95% CI 81.7–92.0), p < .001), except between SIM and DEGS (p = .067).

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For example, the study by Steene-Johannessen et al. [26] also used questionnaires that were employed in large surveys yet found substantial discrepancies in the prevalence estimates [26].

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For example, the study by Steene-Johannessen et al. [26] also used questionnaires that were employed in large surveys yet found substantial discrepancies in the prevalence estimates.

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Moreover, regarding the classification of persons in terms of achieving the MVPA recommendations, self-reports show low or moderate sensitivity compared to objective measurement methods and low levels of agreement [26, 42, 62]. Consequently, the potential and utility of integrating device-based measures into PA surveillance or a combination of objective and subjective measurement methods should be considered to validly and reliably survey the (WHO’s) whole PA recommendations [26, 38, 43, 63, 64] .

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Moreover, regarding the classification of persons in terms of achieving the MVPA recommendations, self-reports show low or moderate sensitivity compared to objective measurement methods and low levels of agreement [26, 42]. Consequently, the potential and utility of integrating device-based measures into PA surveillance or a combination of objective and subjective measurement methods should be considered to validly and reliably survey the (WHO’s) whole PA recommendations [26, 43, 62–64].

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For this purpose, we used instruments that were frequently used in population-based surveys as well as the SMI, which can very simply survey the achievement of PA recommendations.

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For this purpose, we used instruments that were frequently used in population-based surveys as well as the SIM, which can very simply survey the achievement of PA recommendations.

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    Stassen, et al. Questionnaire choice affects the prevalence of recommended physical activity: an online survey comparing four measuring instruments within the same sample. BMC Public Health. 2021;21:95. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-10113-9.

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Stassen, G., Rudolf, K., Gernert, M. et al. Correction to: Questionnaire choice affects the prevalence of recommended physical activity: an online survey comparing four measuring instruments within the same sample. BMC Public Health 21, 683 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-10514-4

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