Table 1

Operationalized Definitions of 5As for Assessment From Audio-Recorded Discussions of Physical Activity

AskIdentification of current behaviors related to physical fitness by the physician or by the patient
AdviseRecommendation, by the physician or the patient, that the patient would benefit from increased physical activity
AssessDetermination of the patient’s readiness and/or willing- ness to change his/her physical activity status—made by either physician or patient
AssistConstruction of a specific goals and/or plan of action for the purposes of improving physical activity status—by the physician or patient
ArrangeEstablishment, by either the physician or patient, of a method of follow-up to track the patient’s progress