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ERIC Number: EJ800097
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0736-5829
Accuracy of Pedometer Steps and Time for Youth with Disabilities
Beets, Michael W.; Combs, Cindy; Pitetti, Kenneth H.; Morgan, Melinda; Bryan, Rebecca R.; Foley, John T.
Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, v24 n3 p228-244 Jul 2007
The purpose of the study was to examine the accuracy of pedometer steps and activity time (Walk4Life, WL) for youth with developmental disabilities. Eighteen youth (11 girls, 7 boys) 4-14 years completed six 80-meter self-paced walking trials while wearing a pedometer at five waist locations (front right, front left, back right, back left, middle back). Trials were video taped to determine actual steps and activity time. Time exhibited a smaller percent error in comparison to steps across locations. Apart from the front left, location had minimal influence on accuracy. The WL demonstrates acceptable accuracy for steps and activity time. (Contains 3 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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