Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, University of California, San Diego
Professorial Fellow, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne

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Patient-centered Assessment & Counseling for Exercise (PACE+): Physical Activity and Diet Surveys for Adults

  These measures were developed for the PACE+ studies of overweight and obese women and men. They were adapted from other measures and designed to be brief. They are based on social cognitive theory and the transtheoretical model, so they assess a variety of potential mediators. Reliability was evaluated among university students, and validity was assessed in the clinical studies.


Main Citations:

Norman, G.J., Carlson, J.A., Sallis, J.F., Wagner, N., Calfas, K.J., and Patrick, K.  (2010).  Reliability and validity of brief psychosocial measures related to dietary behaviors.  International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 7, 56.  http://www.ijbnpa.org/content/7/1/56  doi: 10.1186/1479-5868-7-56

Rosenberg, D.E., Norman, G.J., Wagner, N., Patrick, K., Calfas, K.J., and Sallis, J.F.  (2010).  Reliability and validity of the sedentary behavior questionnaire (SBQ) for adults.  Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 7, 697-705. Link

Carlson, J.A., Sallis, J.F., Wagner, N., Calfas, K.J., Groesz, L.M., and Norman, G.J.  (2012).  Brief physical activity-related psychosocial measures: Reliability and construct validity.  Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 9, 1178-1186. Link

Robinson, A.H., Norman, G.J., Sallis, J.F., Calfas, K.J., Rock, C.L., and Patrick, K.  (2008).  Validating stage of change measures for physical activity and dietary behaviors for overweight women.  International Journal of Obesity, 32, 1137-1144. http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/ijo.2008.65  doi: 10.1038/ijo.2008.65. 

    PACE Adult Diet and Physical Activity Measures

PACE adult measures of physical activity, sedentary behavior, dietary components, and related psychosocial measures. These have been evaluated for reliability and validity.

    Scoring Information for PACE Adult (Women) Psychosocial Measures


    Sedentary Behavior Questionnaire - Korean Translation

Translation by Hanjong Park, University of Illinois at Chicago. hparkchicago@gmail.com


PACE Physical Activity Staging Survey-Urdu (Pakistan) version of the 8-item survey



  Translation by Hania Khan. haniak029@gmail.com    


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