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Table 1 Questionnaire used for data collection

From: Physical activity counseling in primary health care in Brazil: a national study on prevalence and associated factors

Questions about physical activity counseling Possible answers
Relevance  
It is important that physical activity programs for the community are offered by the health system. (a) Strongly disagree (b) Disagree (c) Agree (d) Strongly agree
Viability of offering physical activity programs at primary health care units. (a) Yes (b) No
Priority in offering physical activity programs in health units. (a) Yes (b) No
Who is the main health professional responsible for promoting physical activity in the unit? (a) Physician (b) Nurse (c) Physical education professional (d) Nutritionist (e) Physiotherapist (f) Others
What difficulties do you face with regard to physical activity counseling? (a) Lack of knowledge (b) Lack of time (c) Lack of places for physical activity practice nearby the unit (d) Others
Physical activity assessment  
Do you usually ask about the physical activity level of your patients? (a) Yes (b) No
If so, what method do you employ? (a) General questions about engagement in physical activity (b) Specific questions about sedentary time (c) Questions about duration, type and intensity of activities (d) Standardized questionnaires (e) Other method
Knowledge about physical activity guidelines  
How do you rate your knowledge about the current recommendations on physical activity for health? (a) Know enough (b) Would like to learn more (c) Have insufficient knowledge
What is the minimum number of days per week that individuals should perform of physical activity of moderate intensity in order to achieve health benefits? __ days per week
On these days, what is the minimum time recommended to obtain health benefits? __ __ __ minutes
How should moderate-intensity physical activity be performed to have a positive impact on health? (a) One bout per day (b) Can be done in 2–3 bouts per day
What is the minimum number of days per week that individuals should perform of physical activity of vigorous intensity in order to achieve health benefits? __ days per week
On these days, what is the minimum time recommended to achieve health benefits? __ __ __ minutes
How should vigorous-intensity physical activity be performed to have a positive impact on health? (a) One bout per day (b) Can be done in 2–3 bouts per day
People can combine moderate-intensity activities (e.g. walking) with vigorous-intensity activities (e.g. running) for meeting physical activity guidelines? (a) Strongly disagree (b) Disagree (c) Agree (d) Strongly agree