Yale Physical Activity Survey for Older Adults

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.

[read] Here is a list of common types of physical activities. Please tell me which of them you did during a typical week in the last month. Our interest is learning about the types of physical activities that are a part of your regular work and leisure routines.

For each activity you do, please tell me how much time (hours) you spent doing this activity during a typical week.

Work Time Intensity
Stair climbing while carrying a load    
Yard Work Time Intensity
No specific walking/bicycling questions    
Caretaking Time Intensity
No specific walking/bicycling questions    
Exercise Time Intensity
Brisk walking (10+ minutes in duration)    
Brisk walking (10+ minutes in duration)    
Recreational Activities Time Intensity
Leisurely walking (10+ minutes in duration)    

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  1. Think about the walks you have taken during the past month. About how many times per month did you walk for at least 10 minutes or more without stopping which was not strenuous enough to cause large increases in breathing heart rate or leg fatigue, or cause you to perspire?

    0= not at all (go to Q5)
    1= 1-3 times per month
    2= 1-2 times per week
    3= 3-4 times per week
    4= 5+ times per week
    7= refused
    8= don't know

  2. When you did this walking for how many minutes did you do it?

    0= not applicable
    1= 10-30 minutes
    2= 31-60 minutes
    3= 60+ minutes
    7= refused
    8= don't know

  3. About how many flights of stairs do you climb up each day? (let 10 steps = 1 flight)


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