Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE)

This scale is an easily administered and scored research instrument that measures the level of physical activity in individuals aged 65 years or older. PASE comprises measures of self-reported occupational, household, and leisure activities during a one-week period. Designed for use in epidemiologic studies and exercise interventions, the instrument can be administered by telephone, mail, or in person in 5 to 15 minutes.

The package includes two PDF downloads available immediately after purchase: a scoring manual and the PASE instrument.  The comprehensive scoring manual containing administration instructions, computer code to calculate PASE scores, norms for selected populations, and reliability and validity data. The instrument is printed in a large, easy-to-read typeface. The development of PASE is described in Washburn, R. A., et. al., The Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE): Development and Evaluation. J Clin Epidemiol. 1993; 46:153-162. A sample of the instrument is available for review.

Funded by National Institute on Aging

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