Picture water droplets

Developing mathematical theories of the physical world: Open Access research on fluid dynamics from Strathclyde

Strathprints makes available Open Access scholarly outputs by Strathclyde's Department of Mathematics & Statistics, where continuum mechanics and industrial mathematics is a specialism. Such research seeks to understand fluid dynamics, among many other related areas such as liquid crystals and droplet evaporation.

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics also demonstrates expertise in population modelling & epidemiology, stochastic analysis, applied analysis and scientific computing. Access world leading mathematical and statistical Open Access research!

Explore all Strathclyde Open Access research...

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

[img]
Preview
Other (Alghaeed-etal-PLOSOne-2013-The-influence-of-minimum-sitting-period-of-the-ActivPAL)
Alghaeed_etal_PLOSOne_2013_The_influence_of_minimum_sitting_period_of_the_ActivPAL.PDF
Final Published Version
License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 logo

Download (483kB) | Preview

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