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Modifiable Activity Questionnaire (MAQ)
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Supplemental: Myalgic encephalomyelitis/Chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS)
Short Description of Instrument
Physical activity during both productive and leisure time, as well as inactivity, can be assessed within six months prior to the time of the full evaluation using the MAQ (Kriska, 1997). The MAQ was adapted from the Minnesota Leisure Time Activity survey (Folsom et al., 1985) in order to create an assessment of physical activity, and can be used for youth samples (Aaron et al., 1995). The MAQ employs an approach considered to be the standard for self-report of physical activity in epidemiological studies. It has adequate test-retest reliability, correlates with objective measures of physical fitness (Aaron et al., 1995; Kriska, 1990; Kriska, 1997) and has been used down to age 5 (Andreacci et al., 2004; Hussey, Gormley, & Bell, 2001, Murray, Brahler, Baer, & Marottaour, 2003).
This instrument would be useful for investigators interested in monitoring physical activity in adult patients with ME/CFS.
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