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DAPA Measurement Toolkit

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The Recent Physical Activity Questionnaire (RPAQ) was based on the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)-Norfolk Physical Activity Questionnaire (EPAQ2; see here), and inquires about PA across four domains (leisure time, occupation, commuting, and domestic life) during the past 4 weeks. The instrument is typically self-administered.

It is divided into 3 sections:

Section A asks about  physical activity patterns in and around the house. 

Section B is about travel to work and activity at work. 

Section C asks about recreations engaged in during the last 4 weeks.

Component Detail
Domains Leisure time, occupation, commuting, and domestic life
Question type Closed
Sections 1) Home activities; 2) Activity at work; 3) Recreation
Items 57
Time frame Past four weeks
Output variable Units
Resource Link
Data entry template External site
Guidelines External site
Syntax (STATA) External site
PDF of instrument (English, Basque, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish) External site
First author (year) Title
Howitt et al. (2016) External site