A preliminary study of one year of pedometer self-monitoring.

  title={A preliminary study of one year of pedometer self-monitoring.},
  author={Catrine Tudor-Locke and David Bassett and Ann M. Swartz and Scott Strath and Brian B Parr and Jared P Reis and Katrina D DuBose and Barbara E. Ainsworth},
  journal={Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine},
  volume={28 3},
BACKGROUND Long-term pedometer monitoring has not been attempted. PURPOSE The purpose of this project was to collect 365 days of continuous self-monitored pedometer data to explore the natural variability of physical activity. METHODS Twenty-three participants (7 men, 16 women; M age = 38 +- 9.9 years; M body mass index = 27.7 +- 6.2 kg/m2) were recruited by word of mouth at two southern U.S. universities. Participants were asked to wear pedometers at their waist during waking hours and… CONTINUE READING

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