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Monitors-Based Measurement of Sedentary Behaviors and Light Physical Activity in Adults

Abstract Having accurate measurements of sedentary behaviors is important to understand relationships between sedentary behaviors and health outcomes and to evaluate changes in interventions and health promotion programs designed to reduce sedentary behaviors. This dissertation included three projects that examined measurement properties of wearable monitors used to measure sedentary behaviors. Project one examined the validity of three monitors: the ActiGraph GT3X+, activPAL™, and SenseWear 2. None of the monitors were equivalent with the criterion measure of oxygen uptake to estimate the energy cost of sedentary and light-intensity activities. The ActivPAL™ had the best accuracy as compared with the other monitors. In project two, the accuracy of ... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Florez Pregonero, Argemiro Alberto (Author) / Ainsworth, Barbara E (Advisor) / Buman, Matthew P (Committee member) / Hooker, Steven P (Committee member) / Keller, Colleen S (Committee member) / Swan, Pamela (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Health sciences / Public health / Measurement / Monitors / Physical Activity / Sedentary Behaviors
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 224 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Physical Activity, Nutrition and Wellness 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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