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ERIC Number: EJ1097986
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1091-367X
Utility and Reliability of an App for the System for Observing Play and Recreation in Communities (iSOPARC®)
Santos, Maria P. M.; Rech, Cassiano R.; Alberico, Claudia O.; Fermino, Rogério C.; Rios, Ana P.; David, João; Reis, Rodrigo S.; Sarmiento, Olga L.; McKenzie, Thomas L.; Mota, Jorge
Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, v20 n2 p93-98 2016
The app for the System for Observing Play and Recreation in Communities (iSOPARC®) was developed to enhance System for Observing Play and Recreation in Communities data collection and management. The study aim was to examine the usability and inter-rater reliability of iSOPARC®. Trained observers collected data in 16 park areas in two Latin America cities (Curitiba, Brazil; Bogotá, Colombia) using both the original System for Observing Play and Recreation in Communities (mechanical counter) and new iSOPARC® (electronic counter) methods. A total of 8,707 park users (3,958 females and 4,749 males) were observed. Reliabilities among observers were determined using the intraclass correlation coefficient and relative overall agreement (%) in three ways: (a) mechanical versus mechanical, (b) mechanical versus electronic, and (c) electronic versus electronic. When both used mechanical counters comparisons overall agreement was over 78% (intraclass correlation coefficient = 0.982; p < 0.001) for variables in all analysis. When one used a mechanical counter and the other used electronic (iSOPARC®) comparisons overall agreement was higher for age (84%; p < 0.001) than for physical activity (83%; p < 0.001) variables and average intraclass correlation coefficient was 0.965. Using both used iSOPARC® comparisons overall agreement was 81% to physical activity and 83% to age group. Results suggest iSOPARC® can be used reliably for examining variables previously validated in System for Observing Play and Recreation in Communities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil; Colombia
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