Ambulatory activity in men with diabetes: relationship between self-reported and real-world performance-based measures.

@article{Smith2004AmbulatoryAI,
  title={Ambulatory activity in men with diabetes: relationship between self-reported and real-world performance-based measures.},
  author={Douglas G. Smith and Elizabeth Domholdt and Kim L Coleman and Michael del Aguila and David Alan Boone},
  journal={Journal of rehabilitation research and development},
  year={2004},
  volume={41 4},
  pages={571-80}
}
The measurement of physical activity, especially walking activity, is important for many outcome studies. In many investigations, the Physical Activity scale of the short-form-36 (SF-36) health assessment questionnaire is used in lieu of an actual physical measurement of walking. This study determined the relationship between the SF-36 questionnaire and the Step Activity Monitor (SAM), a real-world performance-based tool that counts the actual number of steps taken during daily activities. We… CONTINUE READING