Measuring physical activity in patients after surgery for a malignant tumour in the leg. The reliability and validity of a continuous ambulatory activity monitor.

@article{Dam2001MeasuringPA,
  title={Measuring physical activity in patients after surgery for a malignant tumour in the leg. The reliability and validity of a continuous ambulatory activity monitor.},
  author={M S van Dam and G. J. G. Kok and Marten Munneke and F. Jeroen Vogelaar and Theodora P. M. Vliet Vlieland and Antonie H. M. Taminiau},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2001},
  volume={83 7},
  pages={1015-9}
}
A continuous ambulatory activity monitor allows objective measurement of the amount and intensity of physical activity. We examined the reliability and validity of this device in the assessment of seven aspects of function over a period of 24 hours in 20 patients who had undergone limb salvage or amputation for a tumour in the leg. The test-retest reliability was determined by undertaking identical assessments on two separate days. The measurements were compared with other indicators of… CONTINUE READING

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