Quantifying activity time via pedometry in fifth- and sixth-grade physical education.

@article{Scruggs2007QuantifyingAT,
  title={Quantifying activity time via pedometry in fifth- and sixth-grade physical education.},
  author={Philip W Scruggs},
  journal={Journal of physical activity & health},
  year={2007},
  volume={4 2},
  pages={215-27}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to advance physical activity (PA) surveillance in physical education (PE) by establishing a steps/min guideline that would accurately classify fifth and sixth graders as engaging in PA for 10 min or one-third of the PE lesson time. METHODS Data were collected on 147 (11.48 +/- 0.83 y) girls and boys in 14 intact classes from five schools. PA was assessed via behavioral observation (i.e., criterion) and pedometry (i.e., predictor). Logistic and linear… CONTINUE READING