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Validation of the Global Physical Activity Questionnaire for self-administration in a European context

  • Published on May 8, 2017

Background/Aim: Little is known about the measurement properties of the self-administered Global Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPAQ) in Europe. The aim was to validate the self-administered GPAQ against accelerometry in Switzerland in German, French and Italian. Methods: Participants of this cross-sectional study were recruited among members of the Swiss Food ...


Comparison of two accelerometers for measuring physical activity and sedentary behaviour

  • Published on May 12, 2017

Purpose: A central aspect of physical activity and sedentary behaviour research is accurate exposure assessment in the context of disease outcomes. The primary objectives of this study were to evaluate the convergent validity and test-retest reliability of the ActiGraph GT3X+ and activPAL3 accelerometers. Methods: Participants from the Breast Cancer ...


Validity of treadmill- and track-based individual calibration methods for estimating free-living walking speed and VO2 using the Actigraph accelerometer

  • Published on Nov 25, 2015

Background: For many patients clinical prescription of walking will be beneficial to health and accelerometers can be used to monitor their walking intensity, frequency and duration over many days. Walking intensity should include establishment of individual specific accelerometer count, walking speed and energy expenditure (VO2) relationships and this can be ...


National physical activity surveillance: Users of wearable activity monitors as a potential data source

  • Added on September 15, 2017

The objective of this study was to assess usage patterns of wearable activity monitors among US adults and how user characteristics might influence physical activity estimates from this type of sample. We analyzed data on 3367 respondents to the 2015 HealthStyles survey, an annual consumer mail panel survey conducted on a nationwide ...


Accelerometer-measured dose-response for physical activity, sedentary time, and mortality in US adults

  • Published on Oct 5, 2016

Background: Moderate-to-vigorous–intensity physical activity is recommended to maintain and improve health, but the mortality benefits of light activity and risk for sedentary time remain uncertain. Objectives: Using accelerometer-based measures, we 1) described the mortality dose-response for sedentary time and light- and moderate-to-vigorous–intensity activity using restricted cubic splines, and 2) estimated ...


Step-Based Physical Activity Metrics and Cardiometabolic Risk: NHANES 2005–2006

  • Published on Feb 2017

Purpose: This study aimed to catalog the relationships between step-based accelerometer metrics indicative of physical activity volume (steps per day, adjusted to a pedometer scale), intensity (mean steps per minute from the highest, not necessarily consecutive, minutes in a day; peak 30-min cadence), and sedentary behavior (percent time at zero ...


EASY – An Instrument for Surveillance of Physical Activity in Youth

  • Published on Jun 21, 2017

There is a need for a self-report instrument, with sound psychometric properties, for monitoring compliance with physical activity guidelines in youth. This study aimed to develop such an instrument by applying Item Response Theory as well as traditional methods for assessing validity and reliability. Focus groups, conducted with 162 middle school ...


Statistical modeling of circadian rhythms of physical activity

  • Published on Jun 21, 2017

Purpose: The proposed symposium will introduce novel and intuitive statistical methods for modeling the human circadian rhythm based on data collected using body-worn physical activity monitors. All methods are motivated by and applied to large observational studies. Rationale: Biological rhythms have been under intense methodological development across all disciplines of ...


Moderate Physical Activity is Associated with Cerebral Glucose Metabolism in Adults at Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Published on Jun 23, 2017

The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between accelerometer-measured physical activity (PA) and glucose metabolism in asymptomatic late-middle-aged adults. Ninety-three cognitively healthy late-middle-aged adults from the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention participated in this cross-sectional study. They underwent 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) imaging and wore ...


Using Bluetooth proximity sensing to determine location in a workplace

  • Published on Jun 21, 2017

Most wearable devices that measure sedentary and active time in workplaces cannot determine the context of that time. The ActiGraph wGT3X-BT and Link models allow users to not only measure movement but the wearer's location relative to a beacon using Bluetooth proximity detection. This function has yet to be ...