EPIC Physical Activity Questionnaire 2

Instrument Details

EPIC Physical Activity Questionnaire 2


Physical activity assessment


13th December 2021

Soren Brage, University of Cambridge

The EPAQ2 is a self-reported questionnaire that collects past year information on physical activity in a disaggregated way (by behaviour type and domain) such that the information may be re-aggregated according the dimension of physical activity of interest. It is longer than the original EPIC PAQ, known as "short EPIC", and EPAQ2 is therefore sometimes called "long EPAQ". The questionnaire consists of three domains: activity at home, work and recreation. Questions are closed rather than open-ended. It was originally designed as a comprehensive physical activity questionnaire for implementation in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer Study - Norfolk cohort.

Instrument Characteristics
acquisition  -> Self report
retrospective prospective  -> Retrospective
timeframe  -> Years
location  -> Not applicable
Instrument Estimates
Total physical activity energy expenditure
Sedentary behaviour
Behaviour pattern: Timing
Behaviour pattern: Variability
Contextual information: Domain
Contextual information: Location
Instrument Resources
Instrument Validities
Populations Countries Reference Link
Adults United Kingdom pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Adults Portugal www.webofscience.com
Instrument Implementations
Populations Countries Link
Adults United Kingdom www.webofscience.com
Adults United Kingdom www.webofscience.com
Older adults Sweden journals.physiology.org