International Congress of Applied Sports Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria 2017

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International Congress of Applied Sports Sciences Sofia 2017

First International Congress of Applied Sports Sciences

Sofia 2017

Bulgaria Bulgaria, Sofia, National Sports Academy
website: www.nsa.bg

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First International Scientific Congress of Applied Sports Sciences - Sofia, Bulgaria 2017

ABOUT THE CONGRESS

The First International Scientific Congress of Applied Sports Sciences (ICASS) was organised by the National Sports Academy 'Vassil Levski' (NSA) and was held in Sofia, on 1-2 December, 2017. This Congress was dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the National Sports Academy, and was a platform for presenting and discussing the latest research in physical education and sport science.

OUR CONTRIBUTION

I presented our latest study in the parallel sessions of the ICASS Sofia on 2 December 2017. The fidings were part of our physical activity assessment, which was conducted on primary school children earlier in 2017. In addition to that, we submitted a full-length article, which was reviewed and published in the Proceeding Book of the International Scientific Congress 'Applied Sports Sciences' 2017.

 

Physical activity assessment using a modified PAQ-C questionnaire

Presentation in the Parallel Sessions

Stefan Kolimechkov at the 1st ICASS in Sofia 2017

1st International Congress of Applied Sports Sciences

Physical activity assessment using a modified PAQ-C questionnaire

S. Kolimechkov, L. Petrov & A. Alexandrova,
Department of Physiology and Biochemistry,
National Sports Academy 'Vassil Levski', Sofia, Bulgaria

Physical activity assessment on primary school children

ABSTRACT

Introduction:

Physical activity plays an important role in a child’s development and is a powerful indicator of their health and well-being, and its assessment is an essential part of monitoring and surveillance in schools. The aim of this study was to measure and assess general levels of physical activity amongst Bulgarian and English children by applying a self-reported questionnaire.

Methodology:

In total, 94 participants (30 girls and 31 boys from Bulgaria, and 15 girls and 18 boys from England) between the ages of 7 and 10 took part in this study. They were divided into four groups, depending on their nationality and gender. Weight, height and waist circumference were measured, and BMI and Waist-to-Height ratio were calculated. The Z-scores and percentile scores for weight, height and BMI were calculated and assessed using WHO software. Physical activity was measured by a PAQ-C questionnaire, which was adapted and modified for the purposes of this study, and one-way ANOVA was applied to analyse all of the data.

Results:

Age, BMI Z-score and BMI percentile score differ significantly (p<0.05). Moreover, the final scores of the PAQ-C showed significant differences between English children (3.17±0.67 for girls and 3.41±0.62 for boys) and Bulgarian children (2.66±0.26 and 2.89±0.28), (p<0.001). There was no difference between overweight and obese (n=38) and healthy children in terms of the PAQ-C score.

Conclusions:

Further research needs to be carried out on the Bulgarian population in order to obtain national physical activity standards for children and adolescents.

 

Presentation: Physical activity assessment using a modified PAQ-C questionnaire

Presenting Author: Stefan Kolimechkov

Date & time: Saturday, 2nd December 2017

Parallel Session 'Health and Fitness', National Sports Academy,
Hall A5, 9:00 am, Sofia (Bulgaria)

Chairs: Assoc. Prof. Zdravko Stefanov PhD
and Assist. Prof. Stefka Djobova PhD

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Physical activity assessment using a modified PAQ-C questionnaire

To download the modified PAQ-C questionnaire applied in this study, please click here. A Bulgarian language version of the test is also available.

 

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Related Documents

CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION ICASS 2017 Certificate Stefan Kolimechkov

PROGRAMME OF THE CONGRESS Relevant part of the Programme at the 2017 ICASS Congress in Sofia

MODIFIED PAQ-C QUESTIONNAIRE Modified PAQ-C questionnaire

PRESENTATION Physical activity assessment using a modified PAQ-C questionnaire

 

Photo Gallery, 1st ICASS Congress, Sofia, Bulgaria (1-2 December 2017)

Authors

Stefan Kolimechkov

Lubomir Petrov, PhD

Albena Alexandrova, PhD

Contact information with the corresponding author: dr.stefan.kolimechkov@gmail.com

 

How to cite this study?

A full-length article was published in the Proceeding Book of this Congress, so you can cite it as follows:

Kolimechkov S., Petrov L. & Alexandrova A. (2017). Physical activity assessment using a modified PAQ-C questionnaire. In T. Iancheva (Ed.), International Scientific Congress 'Applied Sports Sciences' 2017 (pp. 346-350). Sofia, Bulgaria: NSA Press.

 

1st International Congress of Applied Sports Sciences, Sofia 2017