Progress and Pitfalls in the Use of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) for Adult Physical Activity Surveillance

Bauman, Adrian; Ainsworth, Barbara E.; Bull, Fiona; Craig, Cora L.; Hagströmer, Maria; Sallis, James F.; Pratt, Michael; Sjöström, Michael
September 2009
Journal of Physical Activity & Health;Sep2009 Supplement, Vol. 6, pS5
Academic Journal
The articles presents an overview of the creation and development of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ), which is used in the physical activity surveillance of adults. A discussion of the benefits and disadvantages of the questionnaire is presented. Alternative methods to the IPAQ which should be considered in developing countries are discussed.


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