Methods for objective measure, quantification and analysis of sedentary behaviour and inactivity

Sebastien F. Chastin, Malcolm H. Granat

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to develop and test a generic technique to robustly quantify the pattern of sedentary behaviour from objective records. The technique was applied to four groups of subjects: a healthy group with an active occupation (N = 54), a healthy group with a sedentary occupation (N = 53), a group of subjects with chronic low back pain (N = 5) and a group of subjects with chronic fatigue syndrome (N = 14). This study presents the first evidence that bouts of sedentary activity are power law distributed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-86
Number of pages5
JournalGait and Posture
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

Keywords

  • inactivity
  • activity monitoring
  • physical activity
  • sedentary behaviour
  • accelerometer

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