The PPAQ is a 8 item questionniares designed to measure participation in leisure time PA among adults 18 years of age and above. The most recent version of the PPAQ consists of 8 questions. The first 4 questions on this version of the PPAQ are used to compute a PA index that provides an estimate of energy expenditure (MET-min·wk–1)
Year: 1993 Authors: Paffenbarger et al. 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): 11
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Scale: Higher scores are better Reference: Paffenbarger, R. S., Jr, Hyde, R. T., Wing, A. L., Lee, I. M., Jung, D. L., & Kampert, J. B. (1993). The association of changes in physical-activity level and other lifestyle characteristics with mortality among men. The New England journal of medicine, 328(8), 538–545.
Target population: General population Focus Generic Notes Not for children Translations available: Yes Original version validated: Yes Original language: English Form of delivery: Self-reported Licence needed: Unclear 10.1056/NEJM199302253280804