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Physical Activity Questionnaires (PAQ) Reference List

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  1. Aadahl M, Jørgensen T. Validation of a new self-report instrument for measuring physical activity. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2003 Jul;35(7):1196-202. [View Abstract]
  2. Ainsworth BE, Bassett DR Jr, Strath SJ, Swartz AM, O'Brien WL, Thompson RW, Jones DA, Macera CA, Kimsey CD. Comparison of three methods for measuring the time spent in physical activity. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2000 Sep;32(9 Suppl):S457-64. [View Abstract]
  3. Ainsworth BE, Sternfeld B, Richardson MT, Jackson K. Evaluation of the kaiser physical activity survey in women. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2000 Jul;32(7):1327-38. [View Abstract]
  4. Bairey Merz CN, Olson M, McGorray S, Pakstis DL, Zell K, Rickens CR, Kelsey SF, Bittner V, Sharaf BL, Sopko G. Physical activity and functional capacity measurement in women: a report from the NHLBI-sponsored WISE study. J Womens Health Gend Based Med 2000 Sep;9(7):769-77. [View Abstract]
  5. George JD. Alternative approach to maximal exercise testing and VO2 max prediction in college students. Res Q Exerc Sport 1996 Dec;67(4):452-7. [Look up in PubMed]
  6. George JD, Stone WJ, Burkett LN. Non-exercise VO2max estimation for physically active college students. Med Sci Sports Exerc 1997 Mar;29(3):415-23. [View Abstract]
  7. Konradi DB, Lyon BL. Measuring adherence to a self-care fitness walking routine. J Community Health Nurs 2000 Fall;17(3):159-69. [View Abstract]
  8. Kriska AM, Knowler WC, LaPorte RE, Drash AL, Wing RR, Blair SN, Bennett PH, Kuller LH. Development of questionnaire to examine relationship of physical activity and diabetes in Pima Indians. Diabetes Care 1990 Apr;13(4):401-11. [View Abstract]
  9. Kriska AM, Sandler RB, Cauley JA, LaPorte RE, Hom DL, Pambianco G. The assessment of historical physical activity and its relation to adult bone parameters. Am J Epidemiol 1988 May;127(5):1053-63. [View Abstract]
  10. Li S, Carlson E, Holm K. Validation of a single-item measure of usual physical activity. Percept Mot Skills 2000 Oct;91(2):593-602. [View Abstract]
  11. Littman AJ, White E, Kristal AR, Patterson RE, Satia-Abouta J, Potter JD. Assessment of a one-page questionnaire on long-term recreational physical activity. Epidemiology 2004 Jan;15(1):105-13. [View Abstract]
  12. Leijon O, Wiktorin C, Härenstam A, Karlqvist L; MOA Research Group. Validity of a self-administered questionnaire for assessing physical work loads in a general population. J Occup Environ Med 2002 Aug;44(8):724-35. [View Abstract]
  13. Norman A, Bellocco R, Bergström A, Wolk A. Validity and reproducibility of self-reported total physical activity--differences by relative weight. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 2001 May;25(5):682-8. [View Abstract]
  14. Oliveria SA, Kohl HW 3rd, Trichopoulos D, Blair SN. The association between cardiorespiratory fitness and prostate cancer. Med Sci Sports Exerc 1996 Jan;28(1):97-104. [View Abstract]
  15. Pereira MA, FitzerGerald SJ, Gregg EW, Joswiak ML, Ryan WJ, Suminski RR, Utter AC, Zmuda JM. A collection of Physical Activity Questionnaires for health-related research. Med Sci Sports Exerc 1997 Jun;29(6 Suppl):S1-205. [Look up in PubMed] **
  16. Stewart AL, Mills KM, King AC, Haskell WL, Gillis D, Ritter PL. CHAMPS physical activity questionnaire for older adults: outcomes for interventions. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2001 Jul;33(7):1126-41. [View Abstract]
  17. Suleiman S, Nelson M. Validation in London of a physical activity questionnaire for use in a study of postmenopausal osteopaenia. J Epidemiol Community Health 1997 Aug;51(4):365-72. [View Abstract]
  18. Suzuki I, Kawakami N, Shimizu H. Reliability and validity of a questionnaire for assessment of energy expenditure and physical activity in epidemiological studies. J Epidemiol 1998 Aug;8(3):152-9. [View Abstract]
  19. Wareham NJ, Jakes RW, Rennie KL, Schuit J, Mitchell J, Hennings S, Day NE. Validity and repeatability of a simple index derived from the short physical activity questionnaire used in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study. Public Health Nutr 2003 Jun;6(4):407-13. [View Abstract]
  20. Weiss TW, Slater CH, Green LW, Kennedy VC, Albright DL, Wun CC. The validity of single-item, self-assessment questions as measures of adult physical activity. J Clin Epidemiol 1990;43(11):1123-9. [View Abstract]
  21. Wendel-Vos GC, Schuit AJ, Saris WH, Kromhout D. Reproducibility and relative validity of the short questionnaire to assess health-enhancing physical activity. J Clin Epidemiol 2003 Dec;56(12):1163-9. [View Abstract]
  22. Wolf AM, Hunter DJ, Colditz GA, Manson JE, Stampfer MJ, Corsano KA, Rosner B, Kriska A, Willett WC. Reproducibility and validity of a self-administered physical activity questionnaire. Int J Epidemiol 1994 Oct;23(5):991-9. [View Abstract]
  23. Yore MM, Ham SA, Kohl HW, Ainsworth BE, LaMonte M. Reliability and validity of BRFSS walking questions. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2004 May;36(5 Suppl):S111.
  24. Karageorghis CI, Vencato MM, Chatzisarantis NL, Carron AV. Development and initial validation of the Brunel lifestyle physical activity questionnaire. Br J Sports Med 2005 May;39(5):e23. [View Abstract]
  25. Treuth MS, Hou N, Young DR, Maynard LM. Validity and reliability of the Fels physical activity questionnaire for children. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2005 Mar;37(3):488-95. [View Abstract]
  26. Matton L, Wijndaele K, Duvigneaud N, Duquet W, Philippaerts R, Thomis M, Lefevre J. Reliability and validity of the Flemish Physical Activity Computerized Questionnaire in adults. Res Q Exerc Sport 2007 Sep;78(4):293-306. [View Abstract]
  27. Mäder U, Martin BW, Schutz Y, Marti B. Validity of four short physical activity questionnaires in middle-aged persons. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2006 Jul;38(7):1255-66. [View Abstract]
  28. Lagerros YT, Mucci LA, Bellocco R, Nyrén O, Bälter O, Bälter KA. Validity and reliability of self-reported total energy expenditure using a novel instrument. Eur J Epidemiol 2006;21(3):227-36. [View Abstract]
  29. Sayers SP, Jette AM, Haley SM, Heeren TC, Guralnik JM, Fielding RA. Validation of the Late-Life Function and Disability Instrument. J Am Geriatr Soc 2004 Sep;52(9):1554-9. [View Abstract]
  30. Mannerkorpi K, Hernelid C. Leisure Time Physical Activity Instrument and Physical Activity at Home and Work Instrument. Development, face validity, construct validity and test-retest reliability for subjects with fibromyalgia. Disabil Rehabil 2005 Jun 17;27(12):695-701. [View Abstract]
  31. McLean G Tobias M. The New Zealand Physical Activity Questionnaires. Report on the validation and use of the NZPAQ-LF and NZPAQ-SF self-report physical activity survey instruments. 2004. Available at:
  32. Reis JP, Dubose KD, Ainsworth BE, Macera CA, Yore MM. Reliability and validity of the occupational physical activity questionnaire. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2005 Dec;37(12):2075-83. [View Abstract]
  33. (duplicate?)
  34. Mannerkorpi K, Hernelid C. Leisure Time Physical Activity Instrument and Physical Activity at Home and Work Instrument. Development, face validity, construct validity and test-retest reliability for subjects with fibromyalgia. Disabil Rehabil 2005 Jun 17;27(12):695-701. [View Abstract]
  35. (duplicate)
  36. Yasunaga A, Park H, Watanabe E, Togo F, Park S, Shephard RJ, Aoyagi Y. Development and evaluation of the physical activity questionnaire for elderly Japanese: the Nakanojo study. J Aging Phys Act 2007 Oct;15(4):398-411. [View Abstract]
  37. Timperio A, Salmon J, Crawford D. Validity and reliability of a physical activity recall instrument among overweight and non-overweight men and women. J Sci Med Sport 2003 Dec;6(4):477-91. [View Abstract]
  38. Wilkinson S, Huang CM, Walker LO, Sterling BS, Kim M. Physical activity in low-income postpartum women. J Nurs Scholarsh 2004;36(2):109-14. [View Abstract]
  39. Wong SL, Leatherdale ST, Manske SR. Reliability and validity of a school-based physical activity questionnaire. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2006 Sep;38(9):1593-600. [View Abstract]
  40. Schmidt ME, Slanger T, Chang-Claude J, Wahrendorf J, Steindorf K. Evaluation of a short retrospective questionnaire for physical activity in women. Eur J Epidemiol 2006;21(8):575-85. [View Abstract]
  41. Rose SB, Elley CR, Lawton BA, Dowell AC. A single question reliably identifies physically inactive women in primary care. N Z Med J 2008 Jan 25;121(1268):U2897. [View Abstract]
  42. Taylor-Piliae RE, Norton LC, Haskell WL, Mahbouda MH, Fair JM, Iribarren C, Hlatky MA, Go AS, Fortmann SP. Validation of a new brief physical activity survey among men and women aged 60-69 years. Am J Epidemiol 2006 Sep 15;164(6):598-606. [View Abstract]
  43. Mayer CJ, Steinman L, Williams B, Topolski TD, LoGerfo J. Developing a Telephone Assessment of Physical Activity (TAPA) questionnaire for older adults. Prev Chronic Dis 2008 Jan;5(1):A24. [View Abstract]
  44. Smith BJ, Marshall AL, Huang N. Screening for physical activity in family practice: evaluation of two brief assessment tools. Am J Prev Med 2005 Nov;29(4):256-64. Erratum in: Am J Prev Med. 2006 Apr;30(4):363. [View Abstract]

** Twenty-one surveys or questionnaires were referenced in this publication.

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