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Assessing physical activity among children with accelerometers using different time sampling intervals and placements
Örebro universitet, Hälsoakademin.
Örebro universitet, Hälsoakademin.
2002 (English)In: Pediatric Exercise Science, ISSN 0899-8493, E-ISSN 1543-2920, Vol. 14, no 1, 87-96 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim was to investigate (a) the effect of five different time sampling intervals (epoch settings) on different intensity levels when assessing physical activity with an accelerometer (CSA, WAM 7164), and (b) whether the placement of the monitor (on the hip and back) would affect the outcome. Sixteen children (aged 7 yrs) were monitored for four consecutive days. A significant main epoch effect was found for time spent at very high (p < 01) and high (p < 01) intensity activities. No significant difference between the two placements regarding total amount of physical activity (cnts times mm super (-1)) or different intensity levels was observed. In conclusion, different time sampling intervals, but not placement, should be carefully considered when assessing physical activity.

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2002. Vol. 14, no 1, 87-96 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-305097OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-305097DiVA: diva2:1034421
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