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201 results for "Validation"

Accelerometry-Based Prediction of Energy Expenditure in Preschoolers

  • Published on June 18, 2019

Purpose Study purposes were to develop energy expenditure (EE) prediction models from raw accelerometer data and to investigate the performance of three different accelerometers on five different wear positions in preschoolers. Methods Fourty-one children (54% boys; 3–6.3 years) wore two Actigraph GT3X (left and right hip), three GENEActiv (right hip, left ...




Parameterizing and validating existing algorithms for identifying out-of-bed time using hip-worn accelerometer data from older women

  • Published on April 24, 2019

Objective To parameterize and validate two existing algorithms for identifying out-of-bed time using 24 h hip-worn accelerometer data from older women. Approach Overall, 628 women (80  ±  6 years old) wore ActiGraph GT3X+  accelerometers 24 h d−1 for up to 7 d and concurrently completed sleep-logs. Trained staff used a validated visual analysis protocol to measure ...


Measuring Free-Living Physical Activity With Three Commercially Available Activity Monitors for Telemonitoring Purposes: Validation Study

  • Published on April 30, 2019

Background Remote monitoring of physical activity in patients with chronic conditions could be useful to offer care professionals real-time assessment of their patient’s daily activity pattern to adjust appropriate treatment. However, the validity of commercially available activity trackers that can be used for telemonitoring purposes is limited. Objective The ...


0944 A Comparison Of Medical-grade Actigraphy Devices With Polysomnography During Inpatient Rehabilitation For Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

  • Published on April 12, 2019

Introduction Sleep disturbances in TBI population can have negative consequences on physical, psychological and cognitive recovery. While polysomnography (PSG) is the gold standard for evaluating sleep disorders, actigraphy has been widely used to screen for sleep-wake disorders, especially ones that change longitudinally. In a small sample of TBI patients (n=50, ...


Validity and responsiveness to change of the Active Australia Survey according to gender, age, BMI, education, and physical activity level and awareness

  • Published on April 15, 2019

Background This study aimed to investigate the validity of the Active Australia Survey across different subgroups and its responsiveness to change, as few previous studies have examined this. Methods The Active Australia Survey was validated against the ActiGraph as an objective measure of physical activity. Participants (n = 465) wore the ActiGraph ...


Accuracy of the ActiGraph wGT3x-BT for step counting during inpatient spinal cord rehabilitation

  • Published on February 8, 2019

Objectives (1) Assess the accuracy of the ActiGraph wGT3x-BT accelerometer to count steps taken by inpatients with incomplete spinal cord injury (iSCI) in physical therapy (PT) sessions and self-directed activities, and (2) compare the number of steps/min taken in PT sessions to that in self-directed activities during inpatient rehabilitation. Setting ...


A study investigating the validity of an accelerometer in quantification of step count in adult hospital inpatients recovering from critical illness

  • Published on February 14, 2019

Objective To determine the validity of the ActiGraph GT3X accelerometer in step count quantification when compared to observed step count in hospitalised adults recovering from critical illness. Setting Large National Health Service (NHS) Hospitals Trust. Subjects In total, 20 hospital ward-based adults (age: mean 62.3, SD 11.5) who had required greater than 48 ...


Comparison of Polar Active Watch and Waist- and Wrist-Worn ActiGraph Accelerometers for Measuring Children’s Physical Activity Levels during Unstructured Afterschool Programs

  • Published on Sep 4, 2018

Background: The purpose of this study was to examine the convergent validity of the Polar Active Watch (PAW), a consumer-grade wrist-worn activity monitor, against waist- and wrist-worn research-grade monitors, the ActiGraph GT3X+/GT9X accelerometers, in children. Methods: Fifty-one children (18 boys; mean age = 10.30 ± 0.91 years) wore the three monitors (PAW, ...