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Table 7 Physical activity (PA) assessed with the International Physical Activity Questionnaire – Short Form (IPAQ-S)

From: Dietary and lifestyle behavior in adults with epilepsy needs improvement: a case-control study from northeastern Poland

Parameter IPAQ-S Study Group
Mean ± SD
Healthy Control
Mean ± SD
P value
Vigorous physical activities (days per week) 1.12 ± 2.02 1.77 ± 2.02 0.009
Moderate physical activities (days per week) 1.78 ± 2.65 2.33 ± 2.38 0.010
Walk for at least 10 min at a time (days per week) 5.40 ± 2.27 5.89 ± 2.03 0.103
Time spent walking (minutes per day) 104.1 ± 135.9 136.4 ± 145.7 0.025
Time spent sitting (hours per day) 6.88 ± 2.70 5.67 ± 3.03 0.022
Level of PA (MET-min/week) 4038 ± 6126 5801 ± 7222 0.139
  1. SD standard deviation, MET metabolic equivalents of task