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The Youth Physical Activity Promotion Model: A Conceptual Bridge Between Theory and Practice
Many theoretical models have been proposed to understand the factors influencing physical activity behavior; however. few have been specifically developed for children. The purpose of this paper is
Physical Activity Assessments for Health-Related Research
Methods for assessing physical activity and challenges for research measurement issues for the assessment of physical activity construct validity in physical activity research physical activity data
Validity of consumer-based physical activity monitors.
The indicators of the agreement clearly favored the BodyMedia FIT armband, but promising preliminary findings were also observed with the Fitbit Zip.
Principles of design and analyses for the calibration of accelerometry-based activity monitors.
  • G. Welk
  • Computer Science, Medicine
    Medicine and science in sports and exercise
  • 1 November 2005
The term "calibration" in accelerometry research has come to mean the conversion of counts into other established measurement units. In this article, two types of calibration research are described.
Parental Influences on Physical Activity in Children: An Exploration of Potential Mechanisms
Correlations between parent and child levels of activity were low, but children of active parents had higher scores on the parental influence measures and psychosocial correlates than inactive parents.
Accuracy of armband monitors for measuring daily energy expenditure in healthy adults.
The SenseWear Pro3 and the SenseW wear Mini armbands show promise for accurately measuring daily energy expenditure under free-living conditions, however, more work is needed to improve the ability of these monitors to accurately measure energy expenditure at higher levels of expenditure.
Measurement issues in the assessment of physical activity in children.
There remains no single way of obtaining a highly accurate account of physical activity or energy expenditure in children and there are options available to simplify data collection.
Fitnessgram/activitygram : test administration manual
This updated fourth edition of the "Fitnessgram/Activitygram" Test Administration Manual is a complete guide to implementing these assessments, from conducting the test protocols and recording the data to interpreting and sharing the results.
Ready for recess: a pilot study to increase physical activity in elementary school children.
Staff training, recreational equipment, and playground markings are inexpensive, simple ways to increase PA during recess so that children can accumulate minutes of PA to meet the recommended guidelines of 60 minutes per day.