Physical activity and sedentary behaviour assessment - Tools and validation studies

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The Australasian Child & Adolescent Obesity Research Network (ACAORN) is interested in guiding Australian and international researchers in the process of selecting appropriate measurement tools. We are planning to include a dynamic repository of tools used for measuring physical activity and sedentary behaviour in child and adolescent populations.

Questionnaires to measure Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour

The Adolescent Physical Activity Recall Questionnaire (APARQ)

Below is a compendium of resources that will guide you in correctly administering the Adolescent Physical Activity Recall Questionnaire (APARQ)

The Adolescent Sedentary Activity Questionnaire (ASAQ)

Below is a compendium of resources that will guide you in correctly administering the Adolescent Sedentary Activity Questionnaire (ASAQ)

The Children's Leisure Activities Survey (CLASS)

Below is a compendium of resources that will guide you in correctly administering The Children's Leisure Activities Survey (CLASS)

The hitch-hikers guide to assessing physical activity

We have developed a guide to assist researchers in the process of choosing a measurement tool for the assessment of physical activity in school-aged children, giving several scenarios. Practical tips as to how to trouble-shoot questionnaires and analyse accelerometry data are also given. Read Abstract here