Table 2

Descriptive characteristics of new PAQs
Age group Reference Name questionnaire Country Domains of activity Population Primary outcome
Size Age (years) Sex Ethnicity
Youth Dwyer (2011)[19] Pre-PAQ Australia Habitual and sedentary activities in home environment 103 reliability, 67 validity 3 - 5.9 M/F Mainly Caucasian Min/day
Youth Economos (2010)[20] BONES PAS United States Common activities for children 41 reliability, 40 validity 6 - 9 M/F METs, WBF score
Youth Martinez-Gomez (2010)[21] RPAR Spain Sedentary, leisure, transportation, sports/exercise 125 12 - 14 M/F MET-min, minutes
Youth Philippaerts (2006)[22] FPACQ Belgium Sedentary, leisure, occupation, transportation 33 12 - 18 M/F Mainly Caucasian Total hr/week, METs
Youth Ridley (2001)[23] CDPAQ Australia Type, duration, intensity, organization of activities before, during and after school 30 11.96 ± 0.53 M/F METs, minutes
Youth Ridley (2006)[24] MARCA Australia Sedentary, leisure, household, occupation, transportation, sports/exercise during a school day or another day 32 reliability, 66 validity 9 - 15 M/F PAL, EE, total time in any activity
Youth Telford (2004)[25] CLASS Australia 30 physical activities over weekdays and weekends 280 5 - 6, 10 - 12 M/F Mainly Australian born Total min/week
Youth Treuth (2003)[26] GAQ, Activitygram United States GAQ: 28 physical, 7 sedentary usual activities. Activitygram: log of all activities in light, moderate, vigorous intensity 68 8 - 9 F African-American GAQ score, Activitygram score
Youth Treuth (2005)[27] Fels PAQ United States Leisure, occupation, sports/exercise 229 7 - 19 M/F Fels PAQ scores
Youth Welk (2007)[28] YMCLS United States Free time activity, organized activity, any outside school activity 192 9 - 13 M/F Mixed Frequency/week, min/day
Youth Wong (2006)[29] SHAPES Canada Moderate and vigorous activity and participation in physical, sedentary activities 1636 reliability, 67 validity Grades 6 - 12 M/F Mixed Min/day, EE
Adults Ainsworth (2000)[30] KPAS United States Household, occupation, sports/exercise, active living habits 50 20 - 60 F Mainly white KPAS activity indexes
Adults Besson (2010)[31] RPAQ United Kingdom Sedentary, leisure, household, occupation, transportation 131 reliability, 50 validity 21 - 55 M/F MET-hr/day, PAEE (kJ/day), TEE (kJ/day)
Adults Chasan-Taber (2004)[32] PPAQ United States Sedentary, household, occupation, transportation, sports/exercise 63 16 - 40 F Mixed MET-hr/week
Adults Chinapaw (2009)[33] AQuAA Netherlands Sedentary, leisure, household, occupation, transportation, sports/exercise 111 reliability, 89 validity 12 - 38 M/F MET-min/week, AQuAA score
Adults Craig (2003)[34] IPAQ 12 countries Short form: sitting, walking, moderate and vigorous intensity. Long form: sedentary, leisure, household, occupation, transportation Long form: 1880 reliability, 744 validityShort form: 1974 reliability, 781 validity. 18 - 65 M/F Mixed Weighted MET-min/week
Adults Fjeldsoe (2009)[35] AWAS Australia Sedentary, household, occupation, transportation, planned activities 40 reliability, 75 validity 32 ± 5 F Total min/week for each intensity level
Adults Friedenreich (2006)[36] PYTPAQ Canada Leisure, household, occupation 154 35 - 65 M/F MET-hr/week, total hours/week
Adults Kurtze (2007)[37] HUNT2 Norway Leisure, occupation in light and hard intensity 108 20 - 39 M Light, hard PA summary score
Adults Kurtze (2008)[38] HUNT1 Norway Leisure 108 20 - 39 M Summary index of weekly PA
Adults Lowther (1999)[39] SPAQ Scotland Leisure, occupation in moderate, hard, very hard intensity 34 reliability, 30 validity 33 ± 12, 33 ± 11 (reliability); 37 ± 11, 35 ± 14 (validity) M/F Total min/week
Adults Mäder (2006)[40] SHS97, HEPA99, IPAQ, OIMQ Switzerland Sedentary, leisure, household, occupation, transportation 178 reliability, 35 validity 15 - 75 M/F Mainly Caucasian MET-min/week, days/week, combined variable
Adults Meriwether (2006)[41] PAAT United States Leisure, household, occupation, transportation 68 reliability, 63 validity 20 - 61 M/F Mainly white Total min/week
Adults Reis (2005)[42] OPAQ United States Occupational sitting/standing, walking, heavy labour 41 20 - 63 M/F MET-min/week
Adults Rosenberg (2010)[43] SBQ United States 9 sedentary activities 49 reliability, 842 validity 20.4 ± 1.3 (reliability); ♀41.2 ± 8.7, ♂43.9 ± 8.0 (validity) M/F Mainly white Total hr/week
Adults Sobngwi (2001)[44] SSAAQ Cameroon Leisure, occupation, walking/cycling 89 reliability, 54 acc, 89 HR 19 - 68 M/F African Total hr/day, MET-hr/day
Adults Timperio (2003)[45] 1WPAR Australia All activities in walking, moderate, vigorous intensity 118 reliability, 122 validity 25 - 47 M/F MET-min/day
Adults Wareham (2002)[46] EPAQ2 United Kingdom Sedentary, leisure, household, occupation, transportation 399 reliability, 173 validity 40 - 74 M/F Mixed MET-hr/week
Adults Wareham (2003)[47] EPAQ-s United Kingdom Leisure, household, occupation, transportation 2271 reliability, 173 validity 40 - 74 M/F Mixed PA index, mean day PAR
Adults Yore (2007)[48] BRFSS PAQ (2001 version) United States Leisure, household, occupation, transportation 60 44.5 ± 15.7 M/F Mixed MPA and VPA min/week
Elderly Yasunaga (2007)[49] PAQ-EJ Japan Household, occupation, transportation, sports/exercise 147 65 - 85 M/F Japanese PAQ-EJ score (MET-hr/week)

Domains named in paper were reclassified, unless the activities were very different from categories used, according to the following system: Occupation: work, school, labour. Transportation: travel, commuting, employment. Household: home/life, housework, caregiving, domestic life, child/elder/self care, cooking, chores, gardening, stair climbing. Leisure: leisure, recreation time. Sports/exercise: play, sports, exercise, workout. Sedentary: sedentary behaviours, e.g. sitting, TV viewing activities, eating, sleeping, bathing, inactivity. "– = not stated, M = Male, F = Female.

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