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Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly

Medicine& Science in Sports & Exercise: June 1997 - Volume 29 - Issue 6 - p 122-129
A Collection of Physical Activity Questionnaires for Health-Related Research
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  • Activity component(s) assessed: Leisure, occupational, and household
  • Time frame of recall: Past 7 d
  • Original mode of administration: Telephone, personal interview, or self-administered by mail
  • Primary source of information: Mr. Kevin Smith; New England Research Institutes, Inc.; 9 Galen St.; Watertown, MA 02172
  • Primary reference: Washburn, R. A., K. W. Smith, A. M. Jette, and C. A. Janney. The Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE): development and evaluation. J. Clin. Epidemiol. 46:153-162, 1993.
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RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY STUDIES

Tables 48,49

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PHYSICAL ACTIVITY SCALE FOR THE ELDERLY (PASE)

INSTRUCTIONS:

Please complete this questionnaire by either circling the correct response or filling in the blank. Here is an example:

During the past 7 days, how often have you seen the sun?

[0.] NEVER

[1.] SELDOM (1-2 DAYS)

[2.] SOMETIMES (3-4 DAYS)

[3.] OFTEN (5-7 DAYS)

Answer all items as accurately as possible. All information is strictly confidential.

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LEISURE TIME ACTIVITY

Over the past 7 days, how often did you participate in sitting activities such as reading, watching TV or doing handcrafts?

Table

Over the past 7 days, how often did you take a walk outside your home or yard for any reason? For example, for fun or exercise, walking to work, walking the dog, etc.?

Table

Over the past 7 days, how often did you engage in light sport or recreational activities such as bowling, golf with a cart, shuffleboard, fishing from a boat or pier or other similar activities?

Table

Over the past 7 days, how often did you engage in moderate sport and recreational activities such as doubles tennis, ballroom dancing, hunting, ice skating, golf without a cart, softball or other similar activities?

Table

Over the past 7 days, how often did you engage in strenuous sport and recreational activities such as jogging, swimming, cycling, singles tennis, aerobic dance, skiing (downhill or cross-country) or other similar activities?

Table

Over the past 7 days, how often did you do any exercises specifically to increase muscle strength and endurance, such as lifting weights or pushups, etc.?

Table

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HOUSEHOLD ACTIVITY

During the past 7 days, have you done any light housework, such as dusting or washing dishes?

[1.] NO

[2.] YES

During the past 7 days, have you done any heavy housework or chores, such as vacuuming, scrubbing floors, washing windows, or carrying wood?

[1.] NO

[2.] YES

During the past 7 days, did you engage in any of the following activities? Please answer YES or NO for each item.

Table

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WORK-RELATED ACTIVITY

During the past 7 days, did you work for pay or as a volunteer?

Table

Reprinted by permission of New England Research Institutes. Copyright 1991 by New England Research Institutes.

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EXAMPLE

Table 51

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INSTRUCTIONS

A PASE Administration and Scoring Manual can be obtained for a nominal fee from Kevin Smith at the above address.

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CALCULATIONS

The PASE investigators have devised a set of item weights for the PASE questionnaire (see Table 50) by using principal components analysis and regression techniques (1). Total PASE scores are computed by multiplying activity weights by activity frequencies.

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REFERENCES

1. Washburn, R. A., K. W. Smith, A. M. Jette, and C. A. Janney. The Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE): development and evaluation. J. Clin. Epidemiol. 46:153-162, 1993.

Section Description

SECTION II. PHYSICAL ACTIVITY QUESTIONNAIRES FOR OLDER ADULTS

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