The Physical Activity Barriers Questionnaire for Youth with Visual Impairment (PABQVI): A User Guide


  • Ellen Armstrong
  • Lauren J. Lieberman
  • Jeffrey Martin
  • E. Whitney G. Moore
  • Erin Snapp
  • Staci Mannella


The Physical Activity Barriers Questionnaire for Children and Youth with Visual Impairments (PABQ-VI) was originally developed to help teachers, coaches, and researchers to identify (and address) barriers that prevent young people with a visual impairment (VI) from participating in physical activity (PA). Previous studies have tested the validity, reliability and feasibility of the 42-item PABQ-VI, which recently prompted a reduction of scale length to produce a more user-friendly, 23-item scale (The PABQ-VI short version). The purpose of this article is to disseminate ready-to-administer copies of the PABQ-VI (short and long versions), complete with administration and scoring guidelines which were not previously accessible.





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