Step accumulation per minute epoch is not the same as cadence for free-living adults

Philippa Dall, Paul McCrorie, Malcolm Granat, Ben Stansfield

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Abstract

The term cadence has been used interchangeably to describe both the rate of stepping and the number of steps in a minute epoch. This is only strictly true if walking is continuous within that epoch. This study directly compared these two outcomes in minute epochs of data from free-living adults to assess the scale of any difference between them.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1995–2001
Number of pages7
JournalMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Volume45
Issue number10
Early online date5 Apr 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013

Keywords

  • physical activity
  • steps per minute
  • cadence

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