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Table 2 IPAQ and PASE sitting questions and activities reported by participants

From: A qualitative study of older adults' responses to sitting-time questions: do we get the information we want?

  IPAQ PASE
Questionnaire specifications
- Behavior examined Sitting on a week day in last 7 days Sitting per day in last 7 days
- Domain Sitting at work, at home, while doing
course work and during leisure time
Leisure time activity
- Examples Sitting at a desk, visiting friends, reading,
or sitting or lying down to watch television
Reading, watching TV, or doing handcrafts
  IPAQ PASE
  Women Men Women Men
Activities reported, as asked about in examples
- Sitting at a desk   - working at desk   
- Visiting friends    - social activities - social activities
  - visits   - visits  
- Reading - reading - reading - reading - reading
- TV -TV - TV - TV - TV
- Crafts - knitting   - handcrafts  
    - cross stitching  
    - crocheting  
  - knitting   - knitting  
    - mending  
    - painting  
  - sewing   - sewing  
  - silversmithing   - silversmithing  
Activities reported, not asked about in examples
- Other mental - board games    
activites    - book club  
  - bridge - bridge - bridge - bridge
  - computer - computer - computer - computer
  - crossword - crossword - crossword - crossword
   - meetings   
  - paperwork - paperwork   - paperwork
    - piano  
   - puzzles - puzzles  
  - studying - studying - studying - studying
    - Sudoku  
  - volunteer work    
  - writing - writing - writing  
- Transport-related - in car - in car   - in car
activities - in plane    
  - waiting at airport    
- Other social and - eating/meals - eating/meals - eating/meals - eating/meals
relaxation activities     - concert
  - going out   - going out  
  - listening to radio - listening to radio   
  - resting/napping - resting/napping   
  - sitting in sun    
  - theatre    
     - telephoning
  1. IPAQ = International Physical Activity Questionnaire; PASE = Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly.