General practice physical activity questionnaire (GPPAQ)

Screening tool used in routine general practice to provide a simple physical activity index.

Applies to England


GPPAQ: PDF version

GPPAQ: Excel version

GPPAQ: read codes

GPPAQ: guidance


The general practice physical activity questionnaire (GPPAQ ) is a validated screening tool, used in primary care to assess the physical activity levels of adults (16 to 74 years).

It provides a simple, 4 level physical activity index (PAI). Practitioners can use this index to help them decide when to offer interventions to increase physical activity.

Published 23 April 2013