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ERIC Number: EJ941711
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
Behavioral Assessment of Physical Activity in Obese Preschool Children
Hustyi, Kristin M.; Normand, Matthew P.; Larson, Tracy A.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v44 n3 p635-639 Fall 2011
We measured changes in physical activity in 2 obese preschool children when a package intervention was evaluated in a reversal design. Physical activity was measured via direct observation and pedometers. Although the intervention produced only modest increases in activity, the results provide preliminary concurrent validation for the dependent measures used, in that the two measures covaried and a similar degree of change was observed with each across baseline and intervention phases. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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