Distinguished Professor, Family Medicine and Public Health
University of California, San Diego

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Physical Activity Checklist Interview (PACI) and Self-Administered Physical Activity Checklist (SAPAC)

 

Developed for the Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health (CATCH), these surveys collect information from students about their physical activities and selected sedentary activities occuring during the previous school day. PACI is administered through an interviewer, and SAPAC provides a parallel version for self-administration. These tools were based on extensive pre-testing and tested for reliability and validity. 

Main Citation:

Sallis, J.F., Strikmiller, P.K., Harsha, D.W., Feldman, H.A., Ehlinger, S., Stone, E.J., Williston, B.J., and Woods, S.  (1996).  Validation of interviewer- and self-administered physical activity checklists for fifth grade students.  Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 28, 840-851.

               
   

PACI and SAPAC survey scoring

 

Explanation of the Self Administered Physical Activity Checklist (SAPAC) data sets creation process.    
           
   

Physical Activity Checklist Interview (PACI) Protocol

  Developed in 1992, this protocol guides an interviewer through the child-interview process.    
           
    Self-Administered Physical Activity Checklist (SAPAC) Protocol
  The purpose of the self administered physical activity checklist (SAPAC) is to collect information from students about their physical activities and selected sedentary activities occurring during the previous school day.    
           

 

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