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Comparison of accelerometry cut points for physical activity and sedentary behavior in pre-school children : a validation study

Hislop, J. and Bulley, Cathy and Mercer, Tom H. and Reilly, John (2012) Comparison of accelerometry cut points for physical activity and sedentary behavior in pre-school children : a validation study. Pediatric Exercise Science, 24 (4). pp. 563-576. ISSN 0899-8493

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    Abstract

    This study compared accelerometry cut points for sedentary behavior, light and moderate to vigorous intensity activity (MVPA) against a criterion measure, the Children’s Activity Rating Scale (CARS), in preschool children. Actigraph accelerometry data were collected from 31 children (4.4 ± 0.8 yrs) during one hour of free-play. Video data were coded using the CARS. Cut points by Pate et al., van Cauwenberghe et al., Sirard et al. and Puyau et al. were applied to calculate time spent in sedentary, light and MVPA. Repeated-measures ANOVA and paired t tests tested differences between the cut points and the CARS. Bland and Altman plots tested agreement between the cut points and the CARS. No significant difference was found between the CARS and the Puyau et al. cut points for sedentary, light and MVPA or between the CARS and the Sirard et al. cut point for MVPA. The present study suggests that the Sirard et al. and Puyau et al. cut points provide accurate group-level estimates of MVPA in preschool children.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 42259
    Keywords: comparison , accelerometry cut points, physical activity , sedentary behavior , preschool children, validation study, moderate to vigorous intensity activity , MVPA, children’s activity rating scale , CARS, Recreation Leisure, Personal health and hygiene, including exercise, nutrition , Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
    Subjects: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > Recreation Leisure
    Medicine > Public aspects of medicine > Personal health and hygiene, including exercise, nutrition
    Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Psychological Science and Health > Physical Activity for Health
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      Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2012 16:58
      Last modified: 06 Sep 2014 13:35
      URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/42259

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