What do pedometer counts represent? A comparison between pedometer data and data from four different questionnaires

  title={What do pedometer counts represent? A comparison between pedometer data and data from four different questionnaires},
  author={Katrien De Cocker and Ilse de Bourdeaudhuij and Greet Cardon},
  journal={Public Health Nutrition},
  pages={74 - 81}
Abstract Objectives To compare physical activity (PA) reported through pedometer registrations (step counts) with PA reported in four different questionnaires; to compare step count thresholds (7500, 10 000 and 12 500 steps/d) with the PA guideline of 30 min of moderate to vigorous PA (MVPA) per day. Subjects A sample of 310 healthy adults, mean age 38·7 (sd 11·9) years, volunteered to participate. Forty-seven per cent was male and 93 % of the sample was employed. Methods PA was assessed by… 
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