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Use of the Par-Q to Determine Safe Participation in an Exercise Program

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SKU:
827008111190*
Author:
Elizabeth A. Joy
Published:
2009
Length:
37 minutes
The PAR-Q, or Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire, was developed in Canada as a self-administered screening tool to determine if an individual needed further evaluation prior to beginning a physical activity program. Currently, it is frequently used by health/fitness professionals to decide whether or not clients need to be evaluated by a physician before they start an exercise program. Use of the PAR-Q to Determine Safe Participation in an Exercise Program features an overview of the research behind the development of the PAR-Q, the application and interpretation concerning the use of this assessment measure, and liability issues attendant to its use.

Among the topics covered:

• The need for pre-exercise screening
• Physical activity readiness questionnaire (PAR-Q)
• Summary