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Description:

The International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) is a 7-item, self-administered questionnaire that captures a subject’s physical activity over the last 7 days.

Protocol:

INTERNATIONAL PHYSICAL ACTIVITY QUESTIONNAIRE

We are interested in finding out about the kinds of physical activities that people do as part of their everyday lives. The questions will ask you about the time you spent being physically active in the last 7 days. Please answer each question even if you do not consider yourself to be an active person. Please think about the activities you do at work, as part of your house and yard work, to get from place to place, and in your spare time for recreation, exercise, or sport.

Think about all the vigorous activities that you did in the last 7 days. Vigorous physical activities refer to activities that take hard physical effort and make you breathe much harder than normal. Think only about those physical activities that you did for at least 10 minutes at a time.

1. During the last 7 days, on how many days did you do vigorous physical activities like heavy lifting, digging, aerobics, or fast bicycling?

_____ days per week

[ ] No vigorous physical activities → Skip to question 3

2. How much time did you usually spend doing vigorous physical activities on one of those days?

_____ hours per day

_____ minutes per day

[ ] Don’t know/Not sure

Think about all the moderate activities that you did in the last 7 days. Moderate activities refer to activities that take moderate physical effort and make you breathe somewhat harder than normal. Think only about those physical activities that you did for at least 10 minutes at a time.

3. During the last 7 days, on how many days did you do moderate physical activities like carrying light loads, bicycling at a regular pace, or doubles tennis? Do not include walking.

_____ days per week

[ ] No moderate physical activities Skip to question 5

SHORT LAST 7 DAYS SELF-ADMINISTERED version of the IPAQ. Revised August 2002.

4. How much time did you usually spend doing moderate physical activities on one of those days?

_____ hours per day

_____ minutes per day

[ ] Don’t know/Not sure

Think about the time you spent walking in the last 7 days. This includes at work and at home, walking to travel from place to place, and any other walking that you have done solely for recreation, sport, exercise, or leisure.

5. During the last 7 days, on how many days did you walk for at least 10 minutes at a time?

_____ days per week

[ ] No walking Skip to question 7

6. How much time did you usually spend walking on one of those days?

_____ hours per day

_____ minutes per day

[ ] Don’t know/Not sure

The last question is about the time you spent sitting on weekdays during the last 7 days. Include time spent at work, at home, while doing course work and during leisure time. This may include time spent sitting at a desk, visiting friends, reading, or sitting or lying down to watch television.

7. During the last 7 days, how much time did you spend sitting on a week day?

_____ hours per day

_____ minutes per day

[ ] Don’t know/Not sure

This is the end of the questionnaire, thank you for participating.

Protocol Name from Source:

International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ-7)

Availability:

Publicly available

Personnel and Training Required

None

Equipment Needs

None

Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Self-administered questionnaire

Life Stage:

Adolescent, Adult

Participants:

Adolescents and adults, ages 15 years of age and older

Specific Instructions:

None

Selection Rationale

The International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) is a brief, widely used, reliable, and valid self-administered questionnaire that measures health-related physical activity.

Language

Chinese, English, Italian, Spanish (U.S.), Spanish (Argentina), Nigerian, Indian, Available in other languages

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE) Physical Activity Questionnaire Assessment Text 5628274 CDE Browser
Process and Review

The Expert Review Panel has not reviewed this measure yet.

Source

Craig, C. L., Marshall, A. L., Sjöström, M., Bauman, A. E., Booth, M. L., Ainsworth, B. E., Pratt, M., Ekelund, U., Yngve, A., Sallis, J. F., & Oja, P. (2003). Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 35(8), 1381-1395.

General References

Lee. P. H., Macfarlane, D. J., Lam, T. H., &Stewart, S. M. (2011). Validity of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire Short Form (IPAQ-SF): A systematic review. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 8, 115. doi:10.1186/1479-5868-8-115

Vancampfort, D., De Hert, M., Myin-Germeys, I., Rosenbaum, S., Stubbs, B., Van Damme, T., & Probst, M. (2017). Validity and correlates of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire in first-episode psychosis. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 1-6. doi: 10.1111/eip.12521

Protocol ID:

661901

Variables:
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Research Domain Information
Measure Name:

Physical Activity

Release Date:

January 17, 2017

Definition

A questionnaire to assess health related physical activity.

Purpose

This measure assesses the type (vigorous or moderate) and duration of physical activity during the last 7 days.

Keywords

Early psychosis, psychosis, International Physical Activity Questionnaire, IPAQ, physical activity