Validity and Calibration of the Youth Activity Profile

  title={Validity and Calibration of the Youth Activity Profile},
  author={Pedro F Saint-Maurice and Gregory J Welk and Henrik Watz},
  booktitle={PloS one},
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to calibrate and cross-validate the Youth Activity Profile (YAP), a self-report tool designed to capture physical activity (PA) and sedentary behaviors (SB) in youth. METHODS Eight schools in the Midwest part of the U.S. were involved and a total of 291 participants from grades 4-12 agreed to wear an accelerometer (SWA Armband) and complete the YAP in two separate weeks (5-7 days apart). Individual YAP items capture PA behavior during specific segments of… CONTINUE READING