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 University of British Columbia
  • Veronica K. Jamnik York University
  • Shannon S. D. Bredin University of British Columbia
  • Norman Gledhill York University
Keywords: Medicine, Exercise, Physiology, Chronic Disease, Physical Activity, Health Promotion, Exercise Science, Kinesiology

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.
Published
2011-08-07
How to Cite
Warburton, D., Jamnik, V., Bredin, S., & Gledhill, N. (2011). The Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire for Everyone (PAR-Q+) and Electronic Physical Activity Readiness Medical Examination (ePARmed-X+): Summary of Consensus Panel Recommendations. The Health & Fitness Journal of Canada, 4(2), 26-37. https://doi.org/10.14288/hfjc.v4i2.105