Chapter 6. Methodology for Physical Activity Assessment

  1. Dr Jean-Marie Ekoé Professor of Medicine Faculty of Medicine member recipient principal investigator co-investigator Chairman2,
  2. Dr Marian Rewers principal investigator Core director Program Chair Chair3,
  3. Rhys Williams Dean of Medicine Professor of Clinical Epidemiology chair Vice President Editor-in-Chief member visiting consultant4 and
  4. Paul Zimmet Director Hon. Professor Officer5
  1. Kristi L. Storti,
  2. Edward W. Gregg and
  3. Andrea M. Kriska

Published Online: 11 SEP 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470779750.ch6

The Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus, Second Edition

The Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus, Second Edition

How to Cite

Storti, K. L., Gregg, E. W. and Kriska, A. M. (2008) Methodology for Physical Activity Assessment, in The Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus, Second Edition (eds J.-M. Ekoé, M. Rewers, R. Williams and P. Zimmet), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470779750.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Endocrinologie, Métabolisme et Nutrition, Centre de Recherche du CHUM, Montreal, Canada

  2. 3

    Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA

  3. 4

    Clinical Epidemiology at the School of Medicine, University of Swansea, Swansea, UK

  4. 5

    International Diabetes Institute Caulfield, Victoria, Australia

Author Information

  1. Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 SEP 2008
  2. Published Print: 19 SEP 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470017272

Online ISBN: 9780470779750



  • physical activity inversely related to obesity;
  • diabetes prevention and physical activity intervention;
  • public health interventionists and physical activity assessment;
  • measuring physical activity;
  • direct calorimetry and energy expenditure precise estimate;
  • physical activity assessment methodology;
  • Minnesota leisure-time physical activity questionnaire (MLTPQ);
  • metabolic equivalent ‘(MET)-hours per week’;
  • moderate-intensity activity in diabetes prevention


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • What Is Physical Activity?

  • How Has Physical Activity Been Measured?

  • Application of Physical Activity Assessment: Population and Outcome Considerations

  • Concluding Remarks