Using pedometers to increase physical activity and improve health: a systematic review.

@article{Bravata2007UsingPT,
  title={Using pedometers to increase physical activity and improve health: a systematic review.},
  author={Dena M. Bravata and Crystal M. Smith-Spangler and Vandana Sundaram and Allison L Gienger and Nan Lin and Robyn Lewis and Christopher D. Stave and Ingram Olkin and John R Sirard},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2007},
  volume={298 19},
  pages={
          2296-304
        }
}
CONTEXT Without detailed evidence of their effectiveness, pedometers have recently become popular as a tool for motivating physical activity. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association of pedometer use with physical activity and health outcomes among outpatient adults. DATA SOURCES English-language articles from MEDLINE, EMBASE, Sport Discus, PsychINFO, Cochrane Library, Thompson Scientific (formerly known as Thompson ISI), and ERIC (1966-2007); bibliographies of retrieved articles; and… Expand

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