Research Domain - Physical Activity and Physical Fitness

Cardiorespiratory Fitness - Exercise Test Estimate - One Mile Walk
Cardiorespiratory Fitness - Exercise Test Estimate - Treadmill Test
Cardiorespiratory Fitness - Non-Exercise Test Estimate
Integrated Fitness - Adult


Integrated Fitness - Child

FITNESSGRAM®/ACTIVITYGRAM Test Administration Manual

Integrated Fitness - Older Adult

Rikli, R. E., & Jones, C. J. (1999). Development and validation of a functional fitness test for community-residing older adults. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 7, 129-161.

Muscle Strength

2013-2014 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Muscle Strength Procedures Manual

Physical Activity - Neighborhood Environment

Sallis, J. F., Bowles, H. R., Bauman, A., Ainsworth, B. E., Bull, F. C., Craig, C. L., . . . Bergman, P. (2009). Neighborhood environments and physical activity among adults in 11 countries. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 36, 484-490.

Physical Activity Readiness

Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire for Everyone (PAR-Q+)

Physical Activity Self-Efficacy - Adolescent

2001 PACE Questionnaire

Physical Activity Self-Efficacy - Adult

McAuley, E. (1992). The role of efficacy cognitions in the prediction of exercise behavior in middle-aged adults. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 15, 65-88.

Physical Functioning - Objective

Short Physical Performance Battery

Physical Functioning - Subjective

2005-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) Sample Person Questionnaire: Physical Functioning Module

Sitting-Sedentary Behavior - Adolescent

Adolescent Sedentary Activity Questionnaire (ASAQ)

Sitting-Sedentary Behavior - Adult


Total Physical Activity - Comprehensive - Adolescent

3-Day Physical Activity Recall

Total Physical Activity - Comprehensive - Adult

Seven-Day Physical Activity Recall (7 Day PAR)

Total Physical Activity - Comprehensive - Older Adult

CHAMPS Activities Questionnaire for Older Adults

Total Physical Activity Screener

Stanford Brief Activity Survey

Total Physical Activity-Objective Measure
Walking-Ambulation Objective Measure

Omron® HJ-112 Instruction Manual

Release Date:

May 12, 2010; reviewed October 1, 2015

Scope of Domain:
Scope Elements Final Measures To Toolkit
Metrics of physical activity Total physical activity - screener
Total physical activity - comprehensive
Total physical activity - objective measure
Walking - ambulation - objective measure
Sitting/sedentary behavior
Metrics of physical fitness Cardiorespiratory fitness - Non-exercise test estimate
Cardiorespiratory fitness - Exercise test estimate
Muscle strength
Physical functioning - objective
Integrated fitness
Mediators and moderators Physical activity self-efficacy
Physical activity neighborhood environment
Physical functioning - subjective
Precursor to physical activity or fitness assessment Physical activity readiness
Working Group Roster:

WG Members:

Bill Haskell, PhD, Co-Chair
Stanford University
School of Medicine Prevention Research Center
Stanford, CA
Rick Troiano, PhD, Co-Chair
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Risk Factor Monitoring & Methods Branch
Rockville, MD
Barbara Ainsworth, PhD
Arizona State University
College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Exercise and Wellness Program
Phoenix, Az
Kong Chen, PhD
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Clinical Endocrinology Branch
Bethesda, MD
Struan Grant, PhD
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Center for Applied Genomics
Philadelphia, PA
David Marquez, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL

SC Liaison, WG Manager and WG Supervisor:

Jose M. Ordovas, PhD, SC Liaison
Tufts University
Boston, MA
Michael Phillips, MS, WG Manager
RTI International
Research Triangle Park, NC
Jane Hammond, MA, WG Supervisor
RTI International
Rockville, MD
Expert Review Panel 1 - Anthropometrics, Diabetes, Nutrition and Dietary Supplements, & Physical Activity and Physical Fitness domains:

ERP Members:

Rick Troiano, PhD, Co-Lead
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Risk Factor Monitoring & Methods Branch
Rockville, MD
John Hines, PhD, Co-Lead
University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Minneapolis, MN
Craig Hanis, PhD
University of Texas, Houston
Houston, TX
Bill Lowe, MD
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
Mary Hediger, PhD
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute
of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Rockville, MD
James Pivarnik, PhD
Michigan State Univeristy
East Lansing, MI
Patrick J. Stover, PhD
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
Laura Caulfield, PhD
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, MD

SC Liaison, ERP Manager and ERP Supervisor:

Catherine A. McCarty, PhD, SC Liaison
University of Minnesota Medical School
Duluth, MN
Violet Devairakkam, ERP Manager
RTI International
Rockville, MD
Michael Phillips, MS, ERP Supervisor
RTI International
Research Triangle Park, NC
Physical Activity and Physical Fitness Supplemental Information includes:

There is no supplemental information for this domain.

Additional Information for Physical Activity and Physical Fitness Measures: