Version 2.77

Term Description

A patient's total vigorous physical activity can be reported as a continuous variable based on the duration (e.g. in minutes) and frequency (e.g. days) of vigorous activity over the past 7 days. In the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) Long form, the patient is asked separate questions on vigorous physical activity in two domains: at work and in leisure time. The total duration and frequency for these domains is used to calculate the patient's vigorous physical activity level. In the IPAQ Short form, these domains are grouped together into a single question for duration and another for frequency of vigorous physical activity in the last 7 days. The activity level is reported in MET-minutes/week or MET-minutes/day, although the former is more frequently used and is thus suggested.

Calculation for vigorous physical activity for the long and short IPAQ forms:
Short form: Vigorous MET-minutes/week = 8.0 * vigorous-intensity activity minutes per day * vigorous-intensity days per week
Long form: Vigorous MET-minutes/week = 8.0 * total vigorous-intensity activity minutes per day (at Work + in Leisure) * total vigorous-intensity days per week (at Work + in Leisure)
Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Fully-Specified Name

Vigorous physical activity

Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 2.61
Last Updated
Version 2.64
Change Reason
Updated Method from "Calculated" to "IPAQ" since this variable relates to specific domains, instructions and a calculation defined by IPAQ.
Order vs. Observation

Member of these Panels

LOINC Long Common Name
88379-3 International Physical Activity Questionnaire self-administered long form [IPAQ]
77582-5 International Physical Activity Questionnaire Self-Administered Short Form [IPAQ]
88434-6 International Physical Activity Questionnaire telephone long form [IPAQ]
88412-2 International Physical Activity Questionnaire telephone short form [IPAQ]

Member of these Groups Get Info

LOINC Group Group Name
LG41761-4 Exercise/Activity

Example Units

Unit Source
[MET].min/wk Example UCUM Units

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