Lisa A Higgins

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The ability to relate physical activity to health depends on accurate measurement. Yet, none of the available methods are fully satisfactory due to several factors. This study examined the accuracy of a multi-sensor board (MSB) that infers activity types (sitting, standing, walking, stair climbing, and running) and estimates energy expenditure in 57 adults(More)
This technical note describes methods to improve activity energy expenditure estimates by using a multi-sensor board (MSB) to measure slope. Ten adults walked over a 4-km (2.5-mile) course wearing an MSB and mobile calorimeter. Energy expenditure was estimated using accelerometry alone (base) and 4 methods to measure slope. The barometer and global(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine proof of concept for use of a network of pharmacists to evaluate the safety of medications. DESIGN Pilot, comparative, prospective evaluation. SETTING Community pharmacies and a pharmacist-staffed call center in Arizona during January through August 2006. PATIENTS Patients filling prescriptions for ipratropium or tiotropium(More)
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