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The Physical Activity Questionnaire for Elderly Japanese (PAQ-EJ)

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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.

In: 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]

This questionnaire is about activities (transportation, exercise/sports, housework, and labor) that you may have carried out in a typical week (e.g., without going on a trip) during the last month.

If you DID NOT do the activity:

Circle number 1, Never (0 day), and move on to the next question.

If you DID the activity:

Circle how often in a week (DAYS) and how many AVERAGE HOURS a day us usually did it.

[Transportation]. Over 7 typical days, how often did you take a walk or ride a bicycle on errands such as going to and from a store or taking children to school?

  1. Never (0 days)
  2. Seldom (1 or 2 days)
  3. Sometimes (3 or 4 days)
  4. Often (5-7 days)

On average, how many hours per day did you spend walking or cycling for these reasons?

  1. Less than 30 minutes
  2. 30 minutes, but less than 1 hour
  3. 1 hour, but less than 2 hours
  4. 2 or more hours

[Light Exercise/Sports]. Over 7 typical days, how often did you participate in light sport and recreational activities such as leisurely walking for exercise or pleasure, stretching or flexibility exercises, golf, gateball, etc?

  1. Never (0 days)
  2. Seldom (1 or 2 days)
  3. Sometimes (3 or 4 days)
  4. Often (5-7 days)

On average, how many hours per day did you engage in these light sport and recreational activities?

  1. Less than 30 minutes
  2. 30 minutes, but less than 1 hour
  3. 1 hour, but less than 2 hours
  4. 2 or more hours

[Moderate or Somewhat Strenuous Exercise/Sports]. Over 7 typical days, how often did you participate in moderate or somewhat strenuous sport and recreational activities such as walking fast or briskly for exercise, dance, tennis, jogging, swimming, skiing etc?

  1. Never (0 days)
  2. Seldom (1 or 2 days)
  3. Sometimes (3 or 4 days)
  4. Often (5-7 days)

On average how many hours per day did you engage in these moderate or somewhat strenuous sporting and recreational activities?

  1. Less than 30 minutes
  2. 30 minutes, but less than 1 hour
  3. 1 hour, but less than 2 hours
  4. 2 or more hours

Last Modified: 11 Apr 2014