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Table 2 Average metabolic equivalents derived from NHSPAQ at baseline intake, and from accelerometers along with participation rates in specific physical activities among adults with RA (n = 35)

From: Validity of the Nurses’ health study physical activity questionnaire in estimating physical activity in adults with rheumatoid arthritis

Measure Calculated METs Mean (SD) Median (IQR)
NHSPAQ II (Baseline) 29 (33) 21 (8–35)
NHSPAQ II (Week 1) 25 (27) 20 (6–30)
ActiGraph accelerometer (week 1) 33 (22) 28 (18–39)
Participation in various physical activity modes Number (%)  
 Walk 33 (94.3)  
 Jog 5 (14.3)  
 Run 1 (2.9)  
 Swim 5 (14.3)  
 Bicycle 12 (34.3)  
 Calisthenics 10 (28.6)  
 Tennis 1 (2.9)  
 Stair climbing 32 (91.4)  
  1. SD Standard deviation
  2. IQR, Interquartile range