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379 results for "General Activity"

Validity and Reliability of Activity Measures in African-American Girls for GEMS

  • Added on December 7, 2010

Purpose To determine the reliability and validity of physical activity monitors and self-report instruments suitable for young African-American girls. Methods A validation study was conducted by the Girls health Enrichment Multi-site Studies (GEMS) research team to compare an accelerometer with a pedometer and two self-report instruments for assessing physical activity ...


Validation of a New Self-Report Instrument for Measuring Physical Activity

  • Published on 07/2003

Purpose Development and validation of a physical activity scale for measuring physical activity in 24-h of sports, work, and leisure time on an average weekday. Methods For development of the physical activity scale, 2500 randomly selected Danish men and women between the age of 20 and 60 were contacted by mail and asked ...


The Utility of the CSA Accelerometer to Assess Daily Step Count Activity

  • Published on 2002

An accurate assessment of physical activity is important for a variety of applications in public health research. Walking is encouraged as one of the most accessible ways to be physically active and accounts for the majority of daily physical activity, therefore, daily step counts may be a useful indicator of ...


Television Viewing and Body Fat in 281 Women: The Role of Physical Activity

  • Published on 05/2002

Purpose The aim of this investigation was to evaluate the association between television viewing (TV) and body fat percentage in 281 middle-aged women. An additional goal was to ascertain the extent to which physical activity and energy intake explain differences in adiposity among women with various TV viewing habits. Methods The ...



Relationship between Physical Activity and Diet among African-American Girls

  • Published on 2004

Objective To examine the cross-sectional relationships between physical activity and dietary behaviors among 8- to 10-year-old African-American girls. Research Methods and Procedures Two hundred ten 8- to 10-year-old African-American girls from four field centers participated. Computer Science and Applications (CSA) activity monitors were worn for 3 days. CSA data were expressed ...




The Relation of Goal Orientations to Physical Activity in Physical Education

  • Published on 06/2002

Researchers support the relationship of task orientation with exerted effort persistence and self-reported physical activity but there is little evidence on the relation of goal perspectives with objective measures of physical activity The purpose of this study was to examine behavioral correlates of goal orientations using an objective measure of ...


Physical Activity Levels in Children and Youth. Weekday vs Weekend

  • Published on 2003

This study analyzed physical activity (PA) levels during the weekday vs. weekend in boys and girls of normal weight, those at risk for overweight, and those who were over-weight Students in Grades 3 (n = 565), 7 (n = 557), and 11 (n = 520) wore accelerometers (CSA, Inc.) for 7 consecutive days Time spent in moderate (3-5 9 MET) and ...