In: Pereira MA, FitzGerald SJ, Gregg EW, Joswiak ML, Ryan WJ, Suminski RR, Utter AC, Zmuda JM. A collection of Physical Activity Questionnaires for health-related research. Med Sci Sports Exerc 1997 Jun;29(6 Suppl):S1-205.

The individual is asked to complete six occupational activity and five leisure time activity questions. The questions may be administered by an interviewer.

Calculations: each possible response on the questionnaire is assigned a weight. Occupational-related scores are obtained by summing the weights of the different categories and determining the class in which the total score falls. A similar system is used for leisure activities.

Physical Activity Connected with Job:
Question Answer Assigned weight
Time on job spent walking Almost none 0
Less than 1/2 1
About 1/2 2
More than 1/2 3
Practically all 4
Walking to get to and from work None or less than 1 block 0
1 or 2 blocks 1
3 or 4 blocks 2
5 to 9 blocks 3
10 to 19 blocks 4
20 to 39 blocks 5
40+ blocks (2+ miles) 6
Hours on job Less than 25 1
25-34 2
35-40 3
41-50 4
50+ 5

Physical Activity Off the Job
Item Frequently Sometimes Very infrequently or never
Takes walks in good weather 2 1 0
Walks around house or apartment 2 1 0


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