Comparing commonly used questionnaires for PA surveillance

By January 10, 2018Featured

Project partners from the University of Ljubljana have conducted a preliminary literature review on measurement characteristics of the most commonly used physical activity questionnaires (PAQs) in EU countries, compared to other PAQs. Further, they will prepare a more thorough review on measurement characteristics of these PAQs in national languages if such information is available, as well as for national PAQs.

Main characteristics of these PAQs are summarized in the following table.

As a main method for the data collection, the following PAQs will be validated against accelerometer data and compared to each other;

  • IPAQ
  • GPAQ
  • EHIS-PAQ
  • Eurobarometer Sport and Physical activity
  • National PAQs (in countries who currently have and use them)

A detailed technical operational manual for the data collection, is currently being prepared by partners from France, Netherlands, Portugal and Slovenia.