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The influence of minimum sitting period of the ActivPAL™ on the measurement of breaks in sitting in young children

Alghaeed, Zubaida and Reilly, John J. and Chastin, Sebastien F. M. and Martin, Anne and Davies, Gwyneth and Paton, James Y. (2013) The influence of minimum sitting period of the ActivPAL™ on the measurement of breaks in sitting in young children. PLOS One, 8 (8). ISSN 1932-6203

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Abstract

Sitting time and breaks in sitting influence cardio-metabolic health. New monitors (e.g. activPAL™) may be more accurate for measurement of sitting time and breaks in sitting although how to optimize measurement accuracy is not yet clear. One important issue is the minimum sitting/upright period (MSUP) to define a new posture. Using the activPAL™, we investigated the effect of variations in MSUP on total sitting time and breaks in sitting, and also determined the criterion validity of different activPAL™ settings for both constructs