Historical Adulthood Physical Activity Questionnaire
Physical activity assessment
14th December 2021
Soren Brage, University of Cambridge
HAPAQ was designed to collect data regarding total regular PA undertaken from the age of 20 years to their current age. The questionnaire is divided into discrete time periods, starting with the most recent 15 years in three 5-year sections. Following this, questions regarding PA from the age of 20 years until the most recent 15 years are asked in 10-year sections. For each section, an identical set of closed questions are asked about PA in the domains of home, work, transport, sport (defined as strenuous sporting activities which make you breathless or cause noticeable sweating) and exercise (defined as less strenuous leisure activities). The nature, duration and frequency of regular activities recalled by the participant for each time period were recorded. The questionnaire was designed in an electronic format to aid delivery and data management and it is delivered through face-to-face interviews.