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.
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% ...
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 ...
Purpose To use objective monitoring of physical activity to determine the percentages of children and youth in a population that met physical activity guidelines.
Methods A total of 375 students in grades 1–12 wore an accelerometer (CSA 7164) for seven consecutive days. Bouts of continuous activity and accumulation of minutes spent in physical ...
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 ...
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).
ALSPAC is a birth cohort study located in the former county of Avon, in the southwest of England. This study ...
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 ...
To examine the validity of accelerometers for characterizing habitual physical activity patterns in Indian children.
Holdsworth Memorial Hospital, Mysore.
Children (N=103, mean age 6.6 years) selected from an ongoing birth cohort study.
Physical activity was measured over 7 days using accelerometers (MTI Actigraph) and concurrent ...
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.
In 130 children aged 6–7 years (64 boys, 66 girls) we estimated habitual ...
To investigate the use of accelerometers to monitor change in physical activity in a childhood obesity treatment intervention.
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 ...
Children are primarily physically active through formal and informal play. Children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) have difficulty engaging in these types of activities because they experience communication and behavior limitations inherent to the condition. These social deficits may cause them to be less active than children without ASD, ...