International Physical Activity Questionnaire
Physical activity assessment
13th December 2021
Camille Mba, University of Cambridge
IPAQ was developed for surveillance purposes and to guide policy development related to health-enhancing physical activity across various life domains. There are two versions of the questionnaire. The short version collects physical behaviour information aggregated across domains and is designed for use in national and regional surveillance systems. The long version provides more detailed information by asking those same questions by domain; occupation, transport and leisure time. The long version may be more suited for evaluation purposes where for example one domain may be targeted.