State of the art reviews : measurement of physical activity in children and adolescents

Trost, Stewart G. (2007) State of the art reviews : measurement of physical activity in children and adolescents. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 1(4), pp. 299-314.

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Abstract

To date, a wide range of methods has been used to measure physical activity in children and adolescents. These include self-report methods such as questionnaires, activity logs, and diaries as well as objective measures of physical activity such as direct observation, doubly labeled water, heart rate monitoring, accelerometers, and pedometers. The purpose of this review is to overview the methods currently being used to measure physical activity in children and adolescents. For each measurement approach, new developments and/or innovations are identified and discussed. Particular attention is given to the use of accelerometers and the calibration of accelerometer output to units of energy expenditure to developing children.

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ID Code: 72171
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Assessment, Validity, Reliability, Adolescents, Exercise, Objective Monitoring
DOI: 10.1177/1559827607301686
ISSN: 1559-8284
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Deposited On: 28 May 2014 00:40
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2014 04:07

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