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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.) None Some but <1 hr >1hr but <3hrs >3hrs Cycling (including cycling to work) and during leisure time None Some but <1 hr >1hr but <3hrs >3hrs Walking (including walking to work), shopping, etc.. None Some but <1 hr >1hr but <3hrs >3hrs Housework or childcare None Some but <1 hr >1hr but <3hrs >3hrs Gardening or DIY None Some but <1 hr >1hr but <3hrs >3hrs Walking pace How would you describe your walking pace? Slow <3 mph Steady average Brisk Fast(i.e. over 4 mph) Physical Activity Index (PAI)

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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.

Interpretation

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