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Occupational Physical Activity Questionnaire (OPAQ)

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

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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.

In: 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]

READ: This next section is about your physical activity specifically during your paid employment.

  1. How many days per week do you usually work in your primary job? [OCCPA01]

    [Interviewer Note - if the days vary from one week to another, ask respondent to give an average number of days per week]

    Days per week (Range: 1-7)
    77 Don't Know/Not Sure
    99 Refused

    [Interviewer Note - If respondent has more than one job, ask them to respond to the job they consider to be their primary job or the one they work in the most days and hours per week]

  2. How many hours per day do you usually work in this job? [OCCPA02]

    [Interviewer Note - ask respondent to round hours to the nearest hour]

    Hours per day (Range: 1-18)
    77 Don't Know/Not Sure
    99 Refused

    [Interviewer Note - If respondent work hours vary from one day to the next, ask them to average the hours per day for their primary job or the one they work in the most hours per day

  3. In a usual day, do you do any walking at work, such as walking in the halls, postal carrier, waiter, or roving sales person? [OCCPA05]

    1 Yes
    2 No [Go to 7]
    7 Don't know/not sure [Go to 7]
    9 Refused [Go to 7]

  4. Considering all walking, how many hours per day do you walk at work? [OCCPA06]

    [Interviewer Note - ask respondent to round hours to the nearest hour]

    Hours per day (Range: 0- 18)
    77 Don't know/not sure
    99 Refused

  5. In a usual day, do you do any heavy labor or use power tools at work, such as moving furniture, carpentry, jackhammers, or using a shovel or pick? [OCCPA07]

    1 Yes
    2 No [End]
    7 Don't know/not sure [End]
    9 Refused [End]

  6. How many hours per day do you do heavy labor at work? [OCCPA08]

    [Interviewer Note - ask respondent to round hours to the nearest hour]

    Hours per day (Range: 0- 18)
    77 Don't know/not sure
    99 Refused

    [CATI: Set range. The hours recorded in questions 4, 6, and 8 should total the hours per day identified in item #2.] Otherwise, re-ask Q5_4, Q5_6, and Q5_8.]

Last Modified: 11 Apr 2014