The Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire for Everyone (PAR-Q+) and Electronic Physical Activity Readiness Medical Examination (ePARmed-X+): Summary of Consensus Panel Recommendations

Darren E. R. Warburton, Veronica K. Jamnik, Shannon S. D. Bredin, Norman Gledhill

Abstract


In 2007-2010, a critical evaluation was conducted of evidence-based support for the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q) and the Physical Activity Readiness Medical Evaluation (PARmed-X) to determine whether further revisions of these forms were needed. The result of this process was an enhanced pre-participation screening and risk stratification strategy including the development of the new Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire for Everyone (PAR-Q+) and the online ePARmed-X+. The present article summarizes the consensus panel recommendations (and associated Level and Grade of evidence) that formed the foundation for the new PAR-Q+ and ePARmed-X+. It is anticipated that this process will lead to marked reductions in the barriers to physical activity for the majority of Canadians.

Keywords


Medicine; Exercise; Physiology; Chronic Disease; Physical Activity; Health Promotion; Exercise Science; Kinesiology

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