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Global Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPAQ)

Questionnaires:

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You are browsing a database of standardized questionnaires that ask about respondents' walking and bicycling habits.

The survey on this page is presented for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be filled out by visitors to this Web site.

The Applied Research Program maintains this database, but, except where noted, did not create and does not maintain the questionnaires themselves. For more information about a specific questionnaire, please contact its author(s). When possible, we cite the source of each questionnaire near the top of the page.

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Questions Response Code

Activity at Work

  1. Q1. Does your work involve vigorous-intensity activity that causes large increases in breathing or heart rate like [carrying or lifting heavy loads, digging or construction work] for at least 10 minutes continuously?

    [INSERT EXAMPLES] (USE SHOWCARD) Yes 1 No 2

  2. Q2. In a typical week, on how many days do you do vigorous-intensity activities as part of your work?

    Number of days

  3. Q3. How much time do you spend doing vigorous-intensity activities at work on a typical day?

    hrs mins

  4. Q4. Does your work involve moderate-intensity activity that causes small increases in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking [or carrying light loads] for at least 10 minutes continuously?

    [INSERT EXAMPLES] (USE SHOWCARD) Yes 1 No 2

  5. Q5. In a typical week, on how many days do you do moderate-intensity activities as part of your work?

    Number of days

  6. Q6. How much time do you spend doing moderate-intensity activities at work on a typical day?

    hrs mins

Travel to and From Places

The next questions exclude the physical activities at work that you have already mentioned. Now I would like to ask you about the usual way you travel to and from places. For example to work, for shopping, to market, to place of worship. [Insert other examples if needed]

  1. Q7. Do you walk or use a bicycle (pedal cycle) for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places?

    Yes 1 No 2

  2. Q8. In a typical week, on how many days do you walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places?

    Number of days

  3. Q9. How much time do you spend walking or bicycling for travel on a typical day?

    hrs mins

Recreational Activities

The next questions exclude the work and transport activities that you have already mentioned.

Now I would like to ask you about sports, fitness and recreational activities (leisure), [insert relevant terms].

  1. Q10. Do you do any vigorous-intensity sports, fitness or recreational (leisure) activities that cause large increases in breathing or heart rate like [running or football,] for at least 10 minutes continuously?

    [INSERT EXAMPLES] (USE SHOWCARD) Yes 1 No 2

  2. Q11. In a typical week, on how many days do you do vigorous-intensity sports, fitness or recreational (leisure) activities?

    Number of days

  3. Q12. How much time do you spend doing vigorous-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities on a typical day?

    hrs mins

  4. Q13. Do you do any moderate-intensity sports, fitness or recreational (leisure) activities that causes a small increase in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking,(cycling, swimming, and volleyball) for at least 10 minutes continuously?

    [INSERT EXAMPLES] (USE SHOWCARD) Yes 1 No 2 If No, go to P16

  5. Q14. In a typical week, on how many days do you do moderate-intensity sports, fitness or recreational (leisure) activities?

    Number of days

  6. Q15. How much time do you spend doing moderate-intensity sports, fitness or recreational (leisure) activities on a typical day?

    hrs mins

Sedentary Behaviour

The following question is about sitting or reclining at work, at home, getting to and from places, or with friends including time spent [sitting at a desk, sitting with friends, traveling in car, bus, train, reading, playing cards or watching television], but do not include time spent sleeping.

[INSERT EXAMPLES] USE SHOWCARD)

  1. Q16. How much time do you usually spend sitting or reclining on a typical day?

    hrs mins

Last Modified: 11 Apr 2014