The PAR-Q is a screening tool and consists of 7 closed-ended questions that assess an individual's level of physical fitness and ability to engage in physical activity. If the subject answers “YES” to any of the seven questions, it is recommended that the individual consult with their doctor prior to becoming physically active. If the subject answers “NO” to all seven questions then he/she may gradually begin to engage in a physical activity regimen.
Year: 1988 Authors: Shepard Disease: Obesity Outcome: Physical Activity
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Measure: Physical activity
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Number of RCTs that used this tool (in our study): 2
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Scale: Lower scores are better Reference: Shephard, R. J. (1988). PAR-Q, Canadian home fitness test and exercise screening alternatives. Sports Medicine, 5(3), 185-195.
Target population: General population Focus Generic Translations available: Yes Original version validated: Yes Original language: English Form of delivery: Self-reported Licence needed: No 10.2165/00007256-198805030-00005