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Why is a par-Q needed?
A PAR-Q highlights any medical conditions or physical inabilities that a client may need to speak to their GP about and that the trainer may need to take into consideration during training. From a liability point of view, the PAR-Q reduces the risk of client injury, illness and even accident.
Why was the PAR-Q created?
The Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire for Everyone (PAR-Q+) and electronic Physical Activity Readiness Medical Examination (ePARmed-X+) were created in 2007 to: Reduce barriers to physical activity participation. Help identify people who may require more screening before becoming more physically active.
Why is health screening questionnaire important?
The health screening questionnaire aims to identify people who are possibly at risk of certain health conditions. Thus, it's important to highlight that they have to answer the questionnaire seriously.
Why is it important to complete a par-Q form with a client before exercise?
It can identify pre-existing medical conditions or other important factors which may impact on participation that could be aggravated by physical exercise. By going through the questions on the PAR-Q form, the participant will know if they need to get approval from their GP before starting an exercise programme
Who should take a par Q test?
If you are between the ages of 15 and 69, the PAR-Q will tell you if you should check with your doctor before you significantly change you physical activity patterns
Is the par-Q universally recognized?
The Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q) and the Physical Activity Readiness Medical Evaluation (PARmed-X) are internationally renowned pre-participation screening tools.
What are the benefits of health questionnaires?
Health surveys help you collect information that doesn't come up in doctor/patient conversation or on lab tests. Although your patients may hesitate to offer direct in-person feedback, anonymous surveys provide them with a way to do so privately.
When should a par Q be completed?
This is why the PAR-Q should be done as part of your initial personal trainer consultation with your clients. It's a vital part of the onboarding process and must be done before you do any further steps such as fitness tests and your own onboarding questionnaire