Validity, practical utility and reliability of the activPAL in pre-school children

Gwyneth Davies, John J. Reilly, Amy J. McGowan, Philippa M. Dall, Malcolm H. Granat, James Y. Paton

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Abstract

The aim of this study indciates with the increasing global prevalence of childhood obesity, it is important to have appropriate measurement tools for investigating factors (e.g., sedentary time) contributing to positive energy balance in early childhood. For preschool children, single-unit monitors such as the activPAL™ are promising. However, validation is required because activity patterns differ from adults.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)761-768
Number of pages8
JournalMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Volume44
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012

Keywords

  • activity monitoring
  • posture
  • preschool children
  • validation
  • activPAL

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