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315 results for "Sedentary Behavior"


Using open source accelerometer analysis to assess physical activity and sedentary behaviour in overweight and obese adults

  • Published on Apr 2018

Background: Physical activity and sedentary behaviour are difficult to assess in overweight and obese adults. However, the use of open-source, raw accelerometer data analysis could overcome this. This study compared raw accelerometer and questionnaire-assessed moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA), walking and sedentary behaviour in normal, overweight and obese adults, and determined ...


Associations of objectively assessed physical activity and sedentary time with health-related quality of life among lung cancer survivors: A quantile regression approach

  • Published on Apr 2018

Objectives: No studies have examined objectively assessed physical activity, sedentary time, and patient-reported outcomes among lung cancer survivors. The objective of this study was to determine associations of objectively assessed moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity (MVPA) and sedentary time with health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and fatigue among lung cancer survivors. ...


Measurement of Active and Sedentary Behavior in Context of Large Epidemiologic Studies

  • Published on Feb 2018

Introduction/Purpose: To assess the utility of measurement methods that may be more accurate and precise than traditional questionnaire-based estimates of habitual physical activity and sedentary behavior we compared the measurement properties of a past year questionnaire (AARP) and more comprehensive measures: an internet-based 24-h recall (ACT24), and a variety ...


Comparability of children’s sedentary time estimates derived from wrist worn GENEActiv and hip worn ActiGraph accelerometer thresholds

  • Published on Apr 2018

Objectives: To examine the comparability of children’s free-living sedentary time (ST) derived from raw acceleration thresholds for wrist mounted GENEActiv accelerometer data, with ST estimated using the waist mounted ActiGraph 100 count · min−1 threshold. Design: Secondary data analysis. Methods: 108 10–11-year-old children (n = 43 boys) from Liverpool, UK wore one ActiGraph GT3...


Domain-Specific Adult Sedentary Behaviour Questionnaire (ASBQ) and the GPAQ Single-Item Question: A Reliability and Validity Study in an Asian Population

  • Published on Apr 2018

Abstract: This study examined the validity and reliability of a domain-specific Adult Sedentary Behaviour Questionnaire (ASBQ) and the Global Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPAQ) single-item sitting question using self- and interviewer-administered modes of administration against the triaxial ActiGraph wGT3X-BT accelerometer. The ASBQ and the GPAQ were administered twice, seven days ...


Association between physical activity in daily life and pulmonary function in adult smokers

  • Published on Apr 2016

Objective: To determine whether the level of physical activity in daily life (PADL) is associated with pulmonary function in adult smokers. Methods: We selected 62 adult smokers from among the participants of an epidemiological study conducted in the city of Santos, Brazil. The subjects underwent forced spirometry for pulmonary function assessment. ...


Screening for physical inactivity among adults: the value of distance walked in the six-minute walk test. A cross-sectional diagnostic study

  • Published on 2016

Context and Objectives: Accelerometry provides objective measurement of physical activity levels, but is unfeasible in clinical practice. Thus, we aimed to identify physical fitness tests capable of predicting physical inactivity among adults. Design and Setting: Diagnostic test study developed at a university laboratory and a diagnostic clinic. Methods: 188 asymptomatic subjects ...


Use of combined method, accelerometer and international physical activity questionnaire, to determinate occurence of physical inactivity in adults

  • Published on 2017

Aim: Evaluate and compare the proportion of Physical inactivity (PI) and associated factors by IPAQ questionnaire, triaxial accelerometry and the combination of both. Adults aged 18 years were enrolled (n = 250). Methods: We considered PI as < 600 MET-min/wk in the IPAQ total score, < 150 min/wk of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in 7 ...


High sedentary behavior and compromised physical capabilities in adult smokers despite the suitable level of physical activity in daily life

  • Published on Jan/Feb 2017

Abstract: Sedentary behavior may play an important role for health outcomes, regardless of the amount of physical activity in daily life (PADL).We aimed to evaluate and compare sedentary behavior as well as physical capabilities in physically active smokers and non-smokers. Twenty-eight adult smokers and 38 non-smokers free of lung disease ...