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330 results for "Activity and Environment"

Validation of the Netherlands Physical Activity Questionnaire in Brazilian Children

  • Added on May 21, 2011

Physical activity instruments can be subjective or objective. There is a need to assess the reliability of these instruments, especially for researches in children. The aim of this study was to determine the validity of the Netherlands Physical Activity Questionnaire (NPAQ). Methods Population under study were Brazilian children aged 4 to 11 ...

Validation and Comparison of ActiGraph Activity Monitors

  • Added on April 22, 2011

Objective To compare activity counts from the ActiGraph GT3X to those from the ActiGraph GT1M during treadmill walking/running. A secondary aim was to develop tri-axial vector magnitude (VM3) cut-points to classify physical activity (PA) intensity. Methods Fifty participants wore the GT3X and the GT1M on ...

Investigating the Impact of a Smart Growth Community on Children’s Physical Activity Contexts Using Ecological Momentary Assessment

  • Presented on 03/01/2011

Background Smart growth (SG) urban planning strategies (e.g., preservation of open space, integration of mixed land uses, establishment of compact building design, creation of walkable neighborhoods) may increase physical activity and prevent obesity in children. However, little is known about whether and how frequently children living in SG communities ...

Family and Home Correlates of Children’s Physical Activity in a Multi-Ethnic Population: The Cross-Sectional Child Heart and Health Study in England (CHASE)

  • Added on February 15, 2011

The influence of the family and home environment on childhood physical activity (PA) and whether this differs between ethnic groups remains uncertain. This paper investigates associations between family and home factors and childhood PA in a multi-ethnic population and explores whether associations differ between ethnic groups. Methods Cross-sectional study of 9...