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Modifiable Activity Questionnaire (MAQ)
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Classification
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).
Rationale/Justification
This instrument would be useful for investigators interested in monitoring physical activity in adult patients with ME/CFS.
References
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Andreacci JL, Robertson RJ, Dubé JJ, Aaron DJ, Balasekaran G, Arslanian SA. Comparison of maximal oxygen consumption between black and white prepubertal and pubertal children. Pediatr Res. 2004;56(5):706–713.
 
Folsom AR, Caspersen CJ, Taylor HL, Jacobs DR Jr, Luepker RV, Gomez-Marin O, et al. Leisure-time physical activity and its relationship to coronary risk factors in a population-based sample: The Minnesota Heart Survey. Am J Epidemiol. 1985;121(4):570–579.
 
Hussey J, Gormley J, Bell C. Physical activity in Dublin children aged 7-9 years. Br J Sports Med. 2001;35:268–273.
 
Kriska AM & Caspersen CJ. Introduction to a Collection of Physical Activity Questionnaires. Med Sci Sports Exer. 1997;29(6):5–9.
 
Kriska AM & Caspersen CJ. A collection of physical activity questionnaires. Med Sci Sports  Exer. 1997;29:S79–S82.
 
Kriska AM, Knowler WC, LaPorte RE et al. Development of questionnaire to examine relationship of physical activity and diabetes in Pima Indians. Diabetes Care. 1990;13(4):401–411.
 
Murray BA, Brahler CJ, Baer J, Marotta J. Correlations Between Activity and Blood Pressure in African American Women and Girls. J Exerc Physiol Online. 2003;6(3):38–44.
 
Pereira MA, FitzerGerald SJ, Gregg EW, Joswiak ML, Ryan WJ, Suminski RR, Utter AC Zmuda JM. A collection of Physical Activity Questionnaires for health-related research. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 1997;29(6 Suppl):S1–205.
 
Storti KL, Lawrentz ER, Arena VC, Robertson RJ, Nagle, EF Kriska AM.(2013). Recall of past activity levels in young adults is predictive of adolescent activity levels. Open J Preventive Med. 2013;3(3):280–284.
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