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ERIC Number: EJ858413
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0736-5829
Accuracy of Pedometer Steps and Time for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities during Dynamic Movements
Pitetti, Kenneth H.; Beets, Michael W.; Flaming, Judy
Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, v26 n4 p336-351 Oct 2009
Pedometer accuracy for steps and activity time during dynamic movement for youth with intellectual disabilities (ID) were examined. Twenty-four youth with ID (13 girls, 13.1 [plus or minus] 3.2 yrs; 11 boys, 14.7 [plus or minus] 2.7 yrs) were videotaped during adapted physical education class while wearing a Walk4Life 2505 pedometer in five locations around the waist. Researchers viewed each videotape and recorded observed steps and activity time. Observed findings were compared with pedometer recorded steps and time. On average, pedometer registered steps were underestimated by approximately 14% [plus or minus]16.5%, whereas pedometer registered time was overestimated by approximately 8.7% [plus or minus] 21.8%. The findings indicate that the accuracy of pedometers may be compromised during dynamic movement for youth with ID. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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