A questionnaire for the assessment of leisure time physical activities

Henry L. Taylor, David R. Jacobs, Beth Schucker, Joan Knudsen, Arthur S. Leon, Guy Debacker

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A questionnaire is presented for evaluating energy expenditure in leisure time physical activity (LTA), along with information about its validity. Administered by trained interviewers, the Minnesota LTA questionnaire is valid for use in longitudinal studies in North America of the relationship of physical activity to disease, in weight control clinics, and in other researches in which leisure time physical activity is of interest.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)741-755
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Chronic Diseases
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1978

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*Present address: Llpid Metabohsm Branch/DHVD. NHLBI, NIH. 9000 Rockvllle Pike. Federal Bldg.. Room 302~. Bethesda, MD 20014, U.S.A. tWork performed as Fellow of the Belgian Natlonal Fund. Present address: Division of Cardiology-Angiology. Academic Hospital, University of Gent. 9000 Gent. Belgium This research was supported m part by a grant from the U.S. Public Health Service (NHLBI-HL 20662). The work was done in part when Dr. Jacobs was supported by a Research Career Development Award (NHLBI-HL 00278).


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