Reliability and Validity of the Past Year Total Physical Activity Questionnaire
The study team assessed how reliable/valid the Past Year Total Physical Activity Questionnaire (PYTPAQ) is. They looked at 154 healthy Canadians to assess it’s reliability. Participants wore an accelerometer for 7 days and completed activity logs. They determined that there was a good validity and reliability to this test and it can be compared to similiar questions.
Predictors of colorectal cancer screening: a comparison of men and women.
The study found screening for colorectal cancer in average-risk adults was infrequent in this sample and lagged behind screening for other cancers. They suggested that educational programs might afford more success for people to get screened.
Strategies for consulting with the community: The cases of four large-scale genetic databases
This journal outlined how CARTaGENE is taking a partnership approach so that they could get more participation in their studies and better develop their databases.