Compendia

This page contains the 2011 Compendium of Physical Activities tables of new and modified codes, along with the 2000 and 1993 Compendia references.

The 2011 Compendium table is available as a .xls (Excel) file upon request using the 'contact us' page.


Foreign language translations are available below. 

For information about translating (and back translating) please refer to the methods described for the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) here: https://sites.google.com/site/theipaq/cultural-adaptation 


Translations completed by - 

French Version: Anne Vuillemin (anne.vuillemin@unice.fr), Université Côte d’Azur, LAMHESS, Nice, France      

Italian Version: Pasquale Di Gioia (ofjoy@hotmail.it)

Japanese Version: Satoshi Nakae, M.A., (snakae@nih.go.jp), National Institute of Health and Nutrition

Spanish Version: Mirna Terrera, (elianaterrera@g-se.com): Grupo Sobre Entrenamiento. (mterrera@asu.edu): The Biodesign Institute. Arizona State University.

Chinese Version: Chinese Version: Yang Liu Ph.D., (liuyang@sus.edu.cn), and his research team, Shanghai University of Sport.

Turkish Version: Dr. Cengiz Yardibi, Ret. Navy Commander, (yardibi@ttmail.com).

Thai Version: Dr. Chutima Jalayondeja, PT, Dr.PH, Mahidol University, (chutimajala@gmail.com)


Compendium of Physical Activities - Citations

2011 Compendium
Ainsworth BE, Haskell WL, Herrmann SD, Meckes N, Bassett Jr DR, Tudor-Locke C, Greer JL, Vezina J, Whitt-   Glover MC, Leon AS. 2011 Compendium of Physical Activities: a second update of codes and MET values. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2011;43(8):1575-1581.

2000 Compendium

Ainsworth BE, Haskell WL, Whitt MC, Irwin ML, Swartz AM, Strath SJ, O'Brien WL, Bassett DR Jr, Schmitz KH, Emplaincourt PO, Jacobs DR Jr, Leon AS. Compendium of Physical Activities: An update of activity codes and MET intensities. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2000;32 (Suppl):S498-S516.


1993 Compendium

Ainsworth BE, Haskell WL, Leon AS, Jacobs DR Jr, Montoye HJ, Sallis JF, Paffenbarger RS Jr. Compendium of physical activities: Classification of energy costs of human physical activities. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 1993; 25:71-80.

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