Development and pilot testing of a Health-Related Fitness Questionnaire (HRFITQ) for use in adult population-based studies


Physical fitness is multidimensional, reflecting an individual’s cardiorespiratory capacity or fitness, muscular strength, flexibility, agility, power, and speed. In terms of health-related fitness (HRF), which focuses on physiological attributes that delay disease and promote health, cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength, and flexibility in addition to motor control (e.g., balance), morphological (e.g., body composition) and metabolic (e.g., glucose tolerance) factors are considered vitally important. While components of HRF are typically measured within laboratory settings requiring specialized equipment, they are limited in terms of being able to assess fitness in large, diverse populations. Thus, self-reported measures of fitness may be a useful alternative in epidemiological studies. We are recruiting 150 adults for this study.

The purpose of this study is to develop a reliable and valid self-report tool for measuring HRF that can be used in epidemiological studies involving adult populations, the Health-Related Fitness Questionnaire (HRFITQ). The information you provide will assist our team in developing the HRFITQ that will help adult populations accurately determine their level of fitness.

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Currently recruiting participants: No

Eligible gender: Male, Female, Transgender, Other

Eligible ages: 18 to 65

Accepts healthy participants: Yes

Inclusion criteria:

Persons who are 1) 18 years of age or older. 2) Are physically healthy. 3) A current University of Calgary student or staff member.

Exclusion criteria:

You are not able to participate if you are 1) Pregnant. 2) Unable to participate in fitness testing due to physical limitations.


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Additional information

Contact information

Levi Frehlich: Study Coordinator Dr. Gavin McCormack: Cumming School of Medicine - Foothills Campus Dr. Patricia Doyle-Baker: Faculty of Kinesiology - Main Campus

Principal investigator:

Gavin McCormack

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