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197 results for "Adolescents"

Correlates of Objectively Measured Physical Activity in Preadolescent Youth

  • Published on 08/1999

Objective The purpose of this study was to identify the psychosocial and environmental correlates of objectively measured physical activity behavior in a diverse sample of sixth-grade students. Design Cross-sectional. Participants and Settings One hundred ninety-eight sixth-grade students from 4 public middle schools in Columbia, South Carolina. The study group was 52.0% female, 55.1% ...

Actigraphy-Based Physical Activity Monitoring in Adolescents With Juvenile Primary Fibromyalgia

  • Published on 03/27/2010

Objective Juvenile primary fibromyalgia syndrome (JPFS) is a chronic pain condition associated with significant impairment in physical functioning, but no studies have used newer technologies such as actigraphy to document objective physical activity levels in JPFS. Methods This is the first study to objectively describe physical activity in JPFS patients ...

Comparison of Two Approaches to Structured Physical Activity Surveys for Adolescents

  • Published on December 2004

Purpose To compare the test-retest reliability, convergent validity, and overall feasibility/usability of activity-based (AB) and time-based (TB) approaches for obtaining self-reported moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) from adolescents. Methods Adolescents (206 females and 114 males) completed two 3-d physical activity recalls using the AB and TB surveys, which contained identical lists of ...

Clinimetric Review of Motion Sensors in Children and Adolescents

  • Published on November 2006

Background and Objectives To review the clinimetric quality of motion sensors used to assess physical activity in healthy children and adolescents (2-18 years). Methods A systematic literature search was performed in PubMed, Embase, and SpycINFO. The clinimetric quality of two pedometers (Digi-Walker3 Pedoboy), four one-dimensional accelerometers (LSI, Caltrac, Actiwatch, CSA/...

Weekday and Weekend Physical Activity Patterns in Overweight Thai Adolescents

  • Added on August 12, 2010

Introduction No previous studies about the Thai adolescent’s physical activity patterns using accelerometers have been published, aiming at planning and implementing effective health intervention programs for weight management in Thailand. Objectives To describe differences in physical activity patterns, measured by accelerometers across weekdays and weekend days, in overweight secondary-school ...