NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ784417
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 2
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0890-765X
Pedometer Readings and Self-Reported Walking Distances in a Rural Hutterite Population
Samra, Haifa Abou; Beare, Tianna; Specker, Bonny
Journal of Rural Health, v24 n1 p99-100 Win 2008
Purpose: This study assessed the accuracy with which a rural population reported daily walking distances using a 7-day activity recall questionnaire obtained quarterly compared to pedometer readings. Methods: Study participants were 48 Hutterite men and women aged 11-66 years. Findings: Pedometer-miles quartiles were associated with self-reported daily miles (P = 0.008) and self-reported previous-year average miles (P = 0.03) quartiles. Among males, the relationship between pedometer-miles and self-reported daily miles differed depending upon walking pace, with a stronger correlation at a faster pace (interaction, P = 0.006). Among females, pedometer-miles correlated with age and remained associated with self-reported daily and previous-year average miles when age was in the statistical model (P = 0.006 and 0.008). The difference between pedometer-miles and self-reported previous-year average miles tended to increase with age (P = 0.06). Conclusions: SDPAR may be a useful instrument in measuring miles walked/day among rural populations.
Blackwell Publishing. 350 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148. Tel: 800-835-6770; Tel: 781-388-8599; Fax: 781-388-8232; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A