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DAPA Measurement Toolkit

Physical activity assessment


Welcome to the Physical Activity Assessment component of the toolkit.

There are five sections of pages which are accessible using the menu to the left:

  • Introduction: pages explaining key concepts and background information relating to physical activity assessment
  • Subjective methods: pages outlining the use of different types of subjective methods of physical activity assessment
  • Objective methods: pages outlining the use of different types of objective methods physical activity assessment
  • Method selector: A decision matrix summarising the assessment capabilities and practical considerations of physical activity assessment methods. Also see the related instrument library for examples of the instruments used as part of these methods.
  • Harmonisation: Case studies detailing how physical activity data have been harmonised. Also see the introduction to data harmonisation in the concepts section.