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ERIC Number: EJ870236
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0270-1367
Influence of Activity Monitor Location and Bout Duration on Free-Living Physical Activity
Heil, Daniel P.; Bennett, Gary G.; Bond, Kathleen S.; Webster, Michael D.; Wolin, Kathleen Y.
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, v80 n3 p424-433 Sep 2009
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of the location (ankle, hip, wrist) where an activity monitor (AM) is worn and of the minimum bout duration (BD) on physical activity (PA) variables during free-living monitoring. Study 1 participants wore AMs at three locations for 1 day while wearing the Intelligent Device for Energy Expenditure and Activity (IDEEA) system. Study 2 participants wore AMs at the same locations for 3 days. Variables included time (T[subscript MV], min/day) and AEE (AEE[subscript MV], kcal/day) for each monitor location and BD above a moderate-vigorous (MV) intensity. T[subscript MV] and AEE[subscript MV] in Study 1 were similar across AMs to IDEEA values at BD = 10 min, as was T[subscript MV] in Study 2. This suggests that ankle-, wrist- and hip-worn AMs can provide similar PA outcome values during free-living monitoring at 10-min BDs. (Contains 1 table and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Montana