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506 results for "Children"

Correlates of Objectively Measured Physical Activity in Preadolescent Youth

  • Published on 08/1999

Objective The purpose of this study was to identify the psychosocial and environmental correlates of objectively measured physical activity behavior in a diverse sample of sixth-grade students. Design Cross-sectional. Participants and Settings One hundred ninety-eight sixth-grade students from 4 public middle schools in Columbia, South Carolina. The study group was 52.0% female, 55.1% ...


Contribution of Timetabled Physical Education to Total Physical Activity in Primary School Children: Cross-Sectional Study

  • Published on 09/13/2003

Participants, Methods, and Results We monitored physical activity during waking hours for seven days using accelerometers (Manufacturing Technology, Fort Walton Beach, FL) in 215 children (120 boys and 95 girls aged 7.0-10.5 (mean 9.0) years) from three schools with different sporting facilities and opportunity for physical education in the curriculum. School 1, a private preparatory ...



Children's Physical Activity: Findings of Accelerometry and GPS Monitoring

  • Published on 04/22/2010

There is growing recognition of the role of the environment in influencing health and health behaviours, and an environment that encourages excess energy intake and reduced energy expenditure is widely considered to be a driving force behind population-wide weight gain. Expert bodies have highlighted the importance of environmental factors on ...


Objective Measurement of Levels and Patterns of Physical Activity

  • Published on 09/13/2007

Objective To measure the levels and patterns of physical activity, using accelerometers, of 11-year-old children participating in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC). Design Cross-sectional analysis. Setting ALSPAC is a birth cohort study located in the former county of Avon, in the southwest of England. This study ...


Physical Activity Measurement Using MTI (Actigraph) Among Children With Cerebral Palsy

  • Published on 08/2010

Objective To investigate the validity of MTI accelerometer as a physical activity (PA) measurement instrument for children with cerebral palsy (CP). Design Participants were classified within Gross Motor Function Classification System I to III and took part in 2 activity sessions: (1) a structured activity protocol with increasing intensities and (2) a free ...


Accelerometers for Measuring Physical Activity Behavior in Indian Children

  • Published on 12/28/2008

Objective To examine the validity of accelerometers for characterizing habitual physical activity patterns in Indian children. Design Cohort study. Setting Holdsworth Memorial Hospital, Mysore. Subjects Children (N=103, mean age 6.6 years) selected from an ongoing birth cohort study. Methods Physical activity was measured over 7 days using accelerometers (MTI Actigraph) and concurrent ...


Surveillance of Physical Activity in the UK is Flawed: Validation of the Health Survey for England Physical Activity Questionnaire

  • Published on 09/09/2010

Objective Public health surveillance of physical activity in children in the UK depends on a parent-reported physical activity questionnaire which has not been validated. We aimed to validate this questionnaire against measurement of physical activity using accelerometry in 6–7-year-old children. Methods In 130 children aged 6–7 years (64 boys, 66 girls) we estimated habitual ...


Utility of Accelerometers to Measure Physical Activity in Children Attending an Obesity Treatment Intervention

  • Added on October 3, 2010

Objectives To investigate the use of accelerometers to monitor change in physical activity in a childhood obesity treatment intervention. Methods 28 children aged 7–13 taking part in “Families for Health” were asked to wear an accelerometer (Actigraph) for 7-days, and complete an accompanying activity diary, at baseline, 3-months and 9-months. Interviews with 12 ...