The GP Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPPAQ) is a validated physical activity screening tool for patients aged 16-74. This tool generates a simple, 4-level Physical Activity Index (PAI): Active, Moderately Active, Moderately Inactive, and Inactive.

Patients receiving a PAI of anything less than ‘active’ should be given brief intervention to increase their level of activity.

Please Note: The questionnaire includes walking, DIY, green exercise and housework but these are not reflected in the final score due to significant over reporting observed during validation of this tool. Further questioning regarding the amount and intensity of these activities is therefore required in order to confirm the need for any intervention.

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Physical Acitivity RecommendationProvide your patient with a physical activity recommendation

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