Feasibility of using accelerometers to measure physical activity in young adolescents.

@article{Coevering2005FeasibilityOU,
  title={Feasibility of using accelerometers to measure physical activity in young adolescents.},
  author={Pamela Van Coevering and Lisa J. Harnack and Kathryn H. Schmitz and Janet E. Fulton and Deborah A. Galuska and Shujun Gao},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  year={2005},
  volume={37 5},
  pages={867-71}
}
PURPOSE Accelerometers may provide valid measures of physical activity, but the feasibility of using accelerometers with large groups of children is unknown. We assessed feasibility in the Eating and Activity Survey Trial (Project EAST), a study designed to develop valid tools to assess eating and physical activity patterns among middle school children. METHODS Two hundred eighty-two Project EAST participants in grades 6-8 wore an accelerometer (Manufacturing Technologies, Inc., Fort Walton… CONTINUE READING

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