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Table 4 Characteristics of interview-administered Past-week and Usual-week physical activity questionnaires

From: Comparison of psychometric properties between recall methods of interview-based physical activity questionnaires: a systematic review

Instrument Purpose of instrument Published year Type of administration/Recall method Number of subscales/forms Total number of items Response options
Usual-week Physical Activity Questionnaires
 CaMos Usual-week To assess physical activity among those with susceptibility to osteoporosis 2004 Usual 7-days over 12 months 4 10 Type of occupation:
• Full-time/Part-time/Unemployed/Disabled/Retired
• Mostly sitting/Mostly standing or walking/Usually lift light loads/Usually lift heavy loads
Strenuousness of activity:
• Hours/week
Sitting activities:
• Hours/week
Sleep:
• Hours/day
 IPEQ-WA Usual-week To assess incidental physical activity among older adults 2010 Usual 7-days over 3 months 10 16 Type of activity:
• Minutes/week
Walking for exercise:
• Times/week
• Minutes/bout
Incidental walking:
• Times/week
• Minutes/bout
House maintenance/gardening:
• Minutes/day
Time on feet indoors:
• Minutes/day
 MAQ Usual-week To assess physical activity among the general population 1990 Usual 7-days over 12 months 6 9 Type of activity:
• Times/month
• Minutes/bout
Television viewing:
• Hours/day
Confined to bed or chair from injury/illness:
• Weeks/year
Difficulties with activities:
• Yes/no
Types of sports:
• Total years
Walk/cycle to work:
• Min/day
 NHS II Usual 7-days To assess the health conditions of nurses working at hospitals 1989 Usual 7-days over 12 months 3 16 Daily flights of stairs:
• ≤ 2; 3–4; 5–9; 10–14; ≥ 15
Physical activity per week:
• 0–11+ hours
Sedentary time per week:
• 0–90+ hours
 Phone-FITT Usual-week To assess physical activity among older adults via phone 2008 Usual 7-days over 1 month 9 16 Type of household activity:
• Hours/week
Type of recreational activity:
• Hours/week
Type of seasonal recreational activity:
• Hours/week
Other physical activity:
• Hours/week
 YPAS Usual 7-days To assess physical activity among Volder adults 1993 Usual 7-days over 1 month 6 39 Type of activity:
• Hours/week
Vigorousness of activity:
• Frequency /week or /month
Leisurely walk:
• Frequency /week or /month; Duration in minutes
General movement:
• Hours/day
Standing and sitting:
• Hours/day
Seasonal changes:
• Compare current season
Past-week Physical Activity Questionnaires
 AAS Past 7-days Population surveillance of physical activity in Australian adults 2003 Past 7-days 4 8 Walking activities:
• Frequency/week; Hours/week; minutes/week
Vigorous yard work:
• Frequency/week; Hours/week; minutes/week
Vigorous activities other than yard work:
• Frequency/week; Hours/week; minutes/week
Moderate activities:
• Frequency/week; Hours/week; minutes/week
 AAS (modified) Population surveillance of physical activity in Australian adults 2013 Past 7-days 4 8 Walking activities:
• Frequency/week; Hours/week; minutes/week
Vigorous yard work:
• Frequency/week; Hours/week; minutes/week
Vigorous activities other than yard work:
• Frequency/week; Hours/week; minutes/week
Moderate activities:
• Frequency/week; Hours/week; minutes/week
 CAQ-PAI Past 7-days To measure overall kilocalories expended in leisure-time physical activity 1978 Past 7-days 3 4 Walking:
• Blocks/day
Stairs:
• Flights/day
Recreational activities:
• Frequency/week; Hours/week; minutes/session
 Checklist Questionnaire Past 7-days Assess the frequency and duration of physical activities performed in the previous 7 days 2012 Past 7-days 10 64 Household activities:
• Frequency/week; Hours/week; minutes/week
Yard activities:
• Frequency/week; Hours/week; minutes/week
Family activities:
• Frequency/week; Hours/week; minutes/week
Community/volunteer/church:
• Frequency/week; Hours/week; minutes/week
Transportation:
• Frequency/week; Hours/week; minutes/week
Miscellaneous:
• Frequency/week; Hours/week; minutes/week
Other time:
Exercise, sports and dancing:
• Frequency/week; Hours/week; minutes/week
Employment:
• Frequency/week; Hours/week; minutes/week
Miscellaneous:
• Frequency/week; Hours/week; minutes/week
 Global Questionnaire To assess physical activity among older adults 2001 Past 7-days 5 35 Type of activity:
• Hours/week
Vigorousness of activity:
• Frequency/week or /month
Leisurely walk:
• Frequency/week or /month; Duration in minutes
General movement:
• Hours/day
 IPAQ-LF Past 7-days As for IPAQ-LF (Telephone) 2002 Past 7-days As for IPAQ-LF (Telephone) As for IPAQ-LF (Telephone) Vigorous activities
• Days/week; Hours/week; minutes/day
Moderate activities
• Days/week; Hours/week; minutes/day
Light activities
• Days/week; Hours/week; minutes/day
Sitting time
• Days/week; Hours/week; minutes/day
 IPAQ-SF Past 7-days As for IPAQ-LF (Telephone version) 2002 Past 7-days 4 7 Vigorous activities
• Days/week; Hours/week; minutes/day
Moderate activities
• Days/week; Hours/week; minutes/day
Light activities
• Days/week; Hours/week; minutes/day
Sitting time
• Days/week; Hours/week; minutes/day
 NZPAQ-LF Retrospective diary that assesses all dimensions of physical activity type and level in New Zealand 2008 Past 7-days 5 11 Sport/recreation:
• Days/week; Hours/week; minutes/day
Transport:
• Days/week; Hours/week; minutes/day
Occupation:
• Days/week; Hours/week; minutes/day
Cultural/incidental activities:
• Days/week; Hours/week; minutes/day
Inactivity:
• Days/week; Hours/week; minutes/day
 NZPAQ-SF Modified version of IPAQ-SF to assess physical activity level whilst reflecting the culture in New Zealand 2008 Past 7-days 4 7 Walking activities:
• Days/week; Hours/week; minutes/day
Moderate physical activity:
• Days/week; Hours/week; minutes/day
Vigorous physical activity
• Days/week; Hours/week; minutes/day:
Frequency of activity:
• Days/week; Hours/week; minutes/day
 PAAQ To assess physical activity level in line with the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines 2015 Past 7-days 4 12 Walking or cycling to destination
• Yes/No
• Days/week; Hours/week; minutes/day
Recreational activities, organised activities lasting minimum of 10 min that caused sweat or hard breathing:
• Yes/No
• Days/week; Hours/week; minutes/day
Activities at work, home or volunteering that caused sweat or hard breathing:
• Yes/No
• Days/week; Hours/week; minutes/day
Vigorous exercises that caused breathlessness:
• Yes/No
• Days/week; Hours/week; minutes/day
 PASE Past 7-days To assess leisure, occupational and household physical activities amongst the elderly 1991 Past 7-days 3 27 Recreational activities:
• Frequency/week; <  1 h, 1–2 h, 2–4 h or > 4 h
Household activities:
• Yes or no; Type of activities
Occupational activities:
• Hours/week; Type of activities
 PWMAQ To assess leisure physical activities during the past week 2009 Past 7-days 6 9 Type of activity:
• Times/week
• Minutes/bout
Television viewing:
• Hours/day
Confined to bed or chair from injury/illness:
• Minutes/week
Difficulties with activities:
• Yes/no
Types of sports:
• Total years
Walk/cycle to work:
• Min/day
 PAR Past 7-days To assess sleep and physical activity patterns 1985 Past 7-days 6 15 Occupational activities:
• Yes or No; Frequency/week; Hours/week; Days/week
Moderate, Hard and Very Hard in the Morning:
• Minutes
Moderate, Hard and Very Hard in the Afternoon:
• Minutes
Moderate, Hard and Very Hard in the Evening:
Strength:
• Minutes
Flexibility:
• Minutes
 VAPAQ
Past 7-days
To measures physical activities amongst veterans 2003 Past 7-days 3 6 Walking activities:
• Blocks/day
Sports/recreational activities:
• Frequency/week; Hours/week; minutes/session
Occupational activities:
• Frequency/week; Hours/week; minutes/session
  1. CaMos Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study, IPEQ-WA Incidental and Planned Exercise Questionnaire, MAQ Modified Activity Questionnaire, NHS II Nurses’ Health Study version II, Phone-FITT Phone Fitness, YPAS Yale Physical Activity Survey, AAS Active Australia Survey, CAQ-PAI College Alumni Questionnaire – Physical Activity Index, IPAQ-LF International Physical Activity Questionnaire Long Form, IPAQ-SF International Physical Activity Questionnaire Short Form, NZPAQ-LF New Zealand Physical Activity Questionnaire Long Form, NZPAQ-SF New Zealand Physical Activity Questionnaire Short Form, PAAQ Physical Activity Adult Questionnaire, PASE Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly, PWMAQ Past Week Modified Activity Questionnaire, PAR Physical Activity Recall Questionnaire, VAPAQ Veterans Physical Activity Questionnaire