Picture of boy being examining by doctor at a tuberculosis sanatorium

Understanding our future through Open Access research about our past...

Strathprints makes available scholarly Open Access content by researchers in the Centre for the Social History of Health & Healthcare (CSHHH), based within the School of Humanities, and considered Scotland's leading centre for the history of health and medicine.

Research at CSHHH explores the modern world since 1800 in locations as diverse as the UK, Asia, Africa, North America, and Europe. Areas of specialism include contraception and sexuality; family health and medical services; occupational health and medicine; disability; the history of psychiatry; conflict and warfare; and, drugs, pharmaceuticals and intoxicants.

Explore the Open Access research of the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare. Or explore all of Strathclyde's Open Access research...

Image: Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust. Wellcome Collection - CC-BY.

Validity, practical utility, and reliability of the activPAL in pre-school children

Davies, Gwyneth and Reilly, John J and McGowan, Amy and Dall, Philippa and Granat, Malcolm and Paton, James (2012) Validity, practical utility, and reliability of the activPAL in pre-school children. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 44 (4). pp. 761-768. ISSN 0195-9131

[img]
Preview
PDF
validity_practical_utility_and_reliability_of_ActivPal_in_preschool_children.pdf
Preprint

Download (1MB) | Preview

Abstract

With the increasing global prevalence of childhood obesity, it is important to have appropriate measurement tools for investigating factors (e.g. sedentary time) contributing to positive energy balance in early childhood. For pre-school children, single unit monitors such as the activPALTM are promising. However, validation is required as activity patterns differ from adults.