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Godin Leisure-Time Exercise Questionnaire
Availability
The instrument is freely available here: Godin Exercise Leisure-time Questionnaire.
Classification
Supplemental: Huntington's Disease (HD) and Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Short Description of Instrument
In this excerpt from the Godin Leisure-Time Exercise Questionnaire, the individual is asked to complete a self-explanatory, brief four-item query of usual leisure-time exercise habits.
 
CALCULATIONS
 
For the first question, weekly frequencies of strenuous, moderate, and light activities are multiplied by nine, five, and three, respectively. Total weekly leisure activity is calculated in arbitrary units by summing the products of the separate components, as shown in the following formula:
 
Weekly leisure activity score = (9 ? Strenuous) + (5 ? Moderate) + (3 ? Light).
 
The second question is used to calculate the frequency of weekly leisure-time activities pursued "long enough to work up a sweat" (see questionnaire).
 
EXAMPLE
 
Strenuous = 3 times/wk.
 
Moderate = 6 times/wk.
 
Light = 14 times/wk.
 
Total leisure activity score = (9 ? 3) + (5 ? 6) + (3 ? 14) = 27 + 30 + 42 = 99.
References
Godin G, Shephard RJ. A simple method to assess exercise behavior in the community. Can J Applied Sport Sciences. 1985; 10: 141-146.