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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

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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.