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There are four instruments that collect physical activity data by self reports.

Stanford PAQ

The Stanford Brief Activity Survey, Stanford PAQ, asked participants two questions about typical physical activity associated with a participant’s job/household and leisure time activities over the past year. It then scores participants and puts them into an activity category. The survey was given to participants twice, 6 months apart. Click here for more information on The Stanford Brief Activity Survey.

Click here for data dictionaries and formats for the PAQ-Stanford files. Datasets can be obtained by submitting a request.

Summary Available Data
  • Self-reported activity data
  • Recalls last 12 months
  • 2 administrations in the 1st and 6th months or the 6th and 12th months
  • 925 participants with results
    • 647 completed both administrations
    • 158 completed only the 1st
    • 102 completed only the 2nd
  • Leisure Activity Level
  • On the Job/Household Chores Activity Level
  • Activity Level Category