alexa Estimating physical activity using the CSA accelerometer and a physical activity log.
Psychiatry

Psychiatry

Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy

Author(s): Schmidt MD, Freedson PS, ChasanTaber L

Abstract Share this page

Abstract PURPOSE: To compare two methods for measuring time spent in physical activity of differing absolute intensities. METHODS: Over a 7-d period, 59 women wore Computer Science and Applications, Inc. (CSA) accelerometers and recorded their activity in physical activity logs (PAL) at 15-min intervals. Three published cut points were used to classify CSA data into resting/light, moderate, and vigorous intensity categories. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Spearman rank-order correlations, and Bland-Altman plots. RESULTS: The CSA estimates of total (moderate plus vigorous) physical activity using the three cut points ranged from a mean (+/- SD) of 38.1 (+/-26.8) min.d-1 to 312.6 (+/- 101.1) min.d-1. Using the PAL, women self-reported a mean (+/- SD) of 75.1 (+/- 51.7) min.d-1 of total activity. There was fair to modest rank-order agreement between each of the three CSA measures and the PAL measure of total activity, with correlations ranging from r = 0.15 to 0.24. Correlations between CSA and PAL estimates of total activity were higher in women with body mass index values (BMI) below 25 kg.m-2 (r = 0.23-0.38) compared with women with BMI > or = 25 kg.m-2 (r = 0.06-0.08) but did not differ according to age. Correlations between the three CSA cut points ranged from r = 0.45 to 0.86. CONCLUSIONS: Three published cut points designed to classify CSA output by intensity level produced different estimates of physical activity participation. Correlations between CSA and PAL measures of activity intensity were fair overall but higher among leaner women. This article was published in Med Sci Sports Exerc and referenced in Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

agrifoodaquavet@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

clinical_biochem@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

business@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

chemicaleng_chemistry@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

environmentalsci@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

engineering@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

generalsci_healthcare@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

genetics_molbio@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

immuno_microbio@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

omics@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

materialsci@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

mathematics_physics@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

medical@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

neuro_psychology@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

pharma@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

social_politicalsci@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords