Standardized Surveys of Walking & Bicylcing Database:

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Picture of people walking.
Photographer: Bill Branson

Picture of people biking.
Photographer: Linda Bartlett

Standardized Surveys of Walking & Bicycling Database

This database contains survey questions and a list of validation studies for standardized survey questions concerning walking and biking from multiple national and international physical activity surveys and questionnaires (PAQs). The purpose of this database is to provide easy access to a large number of questions assessing duration and frequency of walking and bicycling in the non-disabled adult population. We also briefly review the results of validation studies identified for some of the PAQs.

  • A total of 71 PAQs were identified from large surveys, government surveys or epidemiological studies. They included walking and biking questions from published and printed PAQs or PAQs from agency Web sites.
  • A total of 35 validation studies, related to these PAQs, were compiled with information on author, date of survey, methods, sampling, and summary results.

Summary of the Methods

Relevant surveys were identified through a combination of PubMed searches for keywords, snowball techniques, and consultation with experts to identify relevant surveys by name. We then used a combination of bibliographic tools and author contacts to find validation studies. This compilation is not based on a formal meta-analytic review; it is intended to be a robust sample of major instruments.

Contact Information

If you have questions regarding this database, please contact:

David Berrigan, PhD, MPH

Applied Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
Executive Plaza North MSC 7344
Room 4095B
Bethesda, MD 20892-7344

Phone: 301-451-4301
Fax: 301-435-3710

Last modified:
28 Mar 2007
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