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Validity Of Physical Activity Monitors For Assessing Lower Intensity Activity In Adults, M. Andrés Calabró, Jung-Min Lee, Pedro F. Saint-Maurice, Hyelim Yoo, Gregory J. Welk Sep 2014

Validity Of Physical Activity Monitors For Assessing Lower Intensity Activity In Adults, M. Andrés Calabró, Jung-Min Lee, Pedro F. Saint-Maurice, Hyelim Yoo, Gregory J. Welk

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Background: Accelerometers can provide accurate estimates of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA).However, one of the limitations of these instruments is the inability to capture light activity within an acceptablerange of error. The purpose of the present study was to determine the validity of different activity monitors forestimating energy expenditure (EE) of light intensity, semi-structured activities.
Methods: Forty healthy participants wore a SenseWear Pro3 Armband (SWA, v.6.1), the SenseWear Mini, theActiheart, ActiGraph, and ActivPAL monitors, while being monitored with a portable indirect calorimetry (IC).Participants engaged in a variety of low intensity activities but no formalized scripts or protocols ...