Activity Addict

Title of Study: Physical Activity Levels of Irish Adults


Regular exercise is associated with numerous health benefits including decreased body weight, increased cardiovascular fitness and decreased risk of developing many chronic diseases. It is important to gather data on the amount of exercise that people are completing in order to gain information on adherence to public health recommendations and to inform public health policy.

The aim of this study is to gather information on the amount of exercise that Irish adults complete during a typical week.

Who is being asked to participate?

All adults aged 18 and older who are attending the Science Gallery FAT LAB exhibition

What do I have to do?

You would be asked to complete a short questionnaire on a computer at the FAT LAB exhibition. The questionnaire examines the amount of exercise you complete during a typical week, knowledge of the benefits of physical activity and of physical activity guidelines.

What are the benefits to me?

Education regarding physical activity guidelines and participation in research

What are the risks?

There are no risks associated with participating in this study.

Will my information be confidential?

Your identity and data will remain confidential. You will complete the questionnaire using the unique ID number assigned to you by FAT LAB.   


This study has received Trinity College Dublin Faculty of Health Science Research Ethics committee approval.

I have more questions, who will I ask?

For more information or answers to your questions about the study, your participation in the study, and your rights, contact Dr. Emer Guinan who can be contacted at

Activity Addict

Are you a speedy spud or a couch potato? Do you sit, slouch or sleep more than you stand, stroll or sprint? Dip into the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) and contribute to FAT research.