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  General Practice Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPPAQ)  

Type and amount of physical activity at work I am not in employment (e.g. retired, retired for health reasons, unemployed, full-time carer etc.)

I spend most of my time at work sitting (such as in an office)

I spend most of my time at work standing or walking. However, my work does not require much intense physical effort (e.g. shop assistant, hairdresser, security guard, childminder, etc.)

My work involves definite physical effort including handling of heavy objects and use of tools (e.g. plumber, electrician,carpenter, cleaner, hospital nurse, gardener, postal delivery workers etc.) 

My work involves vigorous physical activity including handling of very heavy objects (e.g. scaffolder, construction worker, refuse collector, etc.) 
During the last week, how many hours did you spend on each of the following activities?
Hours Last week that were spent on the following activities
Physical exercise
(i.e. swimming, jogging, aerobics, football, tennis, gym workout, etc.)
(including cycling to work) and during leisure time
(including walking to work), shopping, etc..
Housework or childcare
Gardening or DIY
Walking pace How would you describe your walking pace?
Physical Activity Index (PAI)

Calculation(s) used

The General Practice Physical Activity Questionnaire:  intended for use in adults (16 - 74) years in routine general practice. The score provides a simple, 4-level Physical Activity Index (PAI) that reflects an individual's current physical activity.




1. The General Practice Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPPAQ), Department of Health (2006)

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