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Physical Activity Questionnaires (PAQ) Validation Studies

  1. Ainsworth New Physical Activity Questionnaire (N-PAQ)
  2. Arizona Activity Frequency Questionnaire (AAFQ)
  3. Allied Dunbar National Fitness Survey (ADNFS)
  4. Auckland Heart Study (AHS) Physical Activity Questionnaire
  5. Baecke Activity Questionnaire (BAQ)
  6. Modified Baecke Questionnaire (MBAQ)
  7. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System- New Walking Module
  8. Campbell Survey on Well-Being in Canada Physical Activity Monitor (PAM)
  9. Central Sweden Physical Activity Questionnaire (CSPAQ)
  10. CARDIA Physical Activity Questionnaire
  11. CHAMPS Activities Questionnaire for Older Adults
  12. European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) Physical Activity Questions
  13. European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition-Norfolk (EPIC2) Physical Activity Questions
  14. Health Insurance Plan of New York City (HIP) Activity Questionnaire
  15. Historical Leisure Activity Questionnaire (HLAQ)
  16. International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ)
  17. Kaiser Physical Activity Survey (KPAS)
  18. Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam (LASA)-Physical Activity Questionnaire (LAPAQ)
  19. Minnesota Leisure-time Physical activity questionnaire (MLTPAQ)
  20. The Modifiable Activity Questionnaire (MAQ)/Pima Indian Questionnaire
  21. The MONICA Optional Study of Physical Activity (MOSPA-Q)
  22. National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)-walking questions
  23. Nurses Health Study II Activity and Inactivity Questionnaire (NHS II-PAQ)
  24. One-Page Questionnaire of Physical activity (VITAL- study)
  25. Perceived Functional Ability (PFA) Questionnaire/ Physical Activity Rating (PA-R) Questionnaire
  26. Paffenbarger Physical Activity Questionnaire/College Alumnus Questionnaire (CAQ)
  27. Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE)
  28. Physical Activity Scale (PAS)
  29. Postmenopausal Osteopenia PAQ (Activity Questionnaire-AQ)
  30. Quantitative physical activity recall questions (QPAR)-Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study-1982 and baseline
  31. The Short Questionnaire to assess Health–enhancing Physical activity (SQUASH)
  32. Stanford Usual Physical Activity Questionnaire (SUPAQ)
  33. Techumseh Occupational Physical Activity Questionnaire (TOQ)
  34. Walking Adherence Questionnaire
  35. Yale Physical Activity Survey (YPAS)
  36. Zutphen Physical Activity Questionnaire (ZPAQ)
  37. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) physical activity questions
  38. Black Women's Health Study PAQ
  39. Brunel lifestyle physical activity questionnaire
  40. Community Healthy Activities Model Program for Seniors (CHAMPS) questionnaire
  41. Fels physical activity questionnaire for children
  42. Finnish Multidimensional Health Assessment Questionnaire (MDHAQ) and Finnish Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ)
  43. Flemish Physical Activity Computerized Questionnaire (FPACQ)
  44. Health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA) and Office in Motion Questionnaire (OIMQ)
  45. Historical Physical Activity Questionnaire (HPAQ); Harvard Alumni Activity Survey (HAAS)
  46. International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ)-Long Version
  47. International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ-C) Chinese Version
  48. International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) Short, Last 7-day
  49. Kaiser Physical Activity Survey
  50. Lagerros Usual Daily Physical Activity Instrument
  51. Late-Life Function and Disability Instrument (LLFDI)
  52. Leisure Time Physical Activity Instrument (LTPAI) and Physical Activity at Home and Work Instrument (PAHWI)
  53. The Modified Baecke Questionnaire (MBQ)
  54. The MONICA Optional Study of Physical Activity (MOSPA-Q)
  55. Nord-Trondelag Health Study (HUNT 1) Physical Activity Questionnaire
  56. Nord-Trondelag Health Study (HUNT 2) Physical Activity Questionnaire
  57. Occupational Physical Activity Questionnaire (OPAQ)
  58. Past Year Total Physical Activity Questionnaire (PYTPAQ)
  59. Physical Activity Assessment Tool (PAAT)
  60. Physical Activity Questionnaire for Elderly Japanese (PAQ-EJ)
  61. Physical Activity Recall Instrument (PARI)
  62. Physical Activity Scale
  63. Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE)
  64. Rapid Assessment of Physical Activity (RAPA)
  65. Seven Day Physical Activity Recall (PAR)
  66. Shanghai Men's Health Study physical activity questionnaire (SMHPAQ)
  67. School Health Action, Planning and Evaluation System (SHAPES) physical activity questionnaire
  68. Short Retrospective Physical Activity Questionnaire
  69. Single Question physical activity questionnaire
  70. Stanford Brief Activity Survey (SBAS) of on-the-job activity and leisure-time activity
  71. The Telephone Assessment of Physical Activity (TAPA)
  72. Two Question and Three Question Physical Activity Assessment
  73. WHI Brief Physical Activity Questionnaire
  74. Arab Teens Lifestyle Study (ATLS)
  75. Global Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPAQ)
  76. Neighborhood Physical Activity Questionnaire (NPAQ)
  77. Occupational Sitting and Physical Activity Questionnaire (OSPAQ)
  78. Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE)
  79. Australian Women's Activity Survey (AWAS)
  80. CHAMPS Physical Activity Questionnaire
  81. Zutphen Physical Activity Questionnaire
  82. Active Australia Survey (AAS)
  83. International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ)

Abbreviations of Terms

  • BF - body fat
  • BMI - body mass index
  • CSA - Computer Science and Applications, Inc. Monitor
  • Caltrac - Caltrac accelerometer
  • DLW - doubly labeled water
  • EE - energy expenditure
  • EI - energy intake
  • PA - physical activity
  • PAQ - physical activity questionnaire
  • REE - resting energy expenditure
  • TEE - total energy expenditure
  • VO2 max - maximum oxygen consumption

Last Modified: 11 Apr 2014