Characteristics of a protocol to collect objective physical activity/sedentary behaviour data in a large study : seniors USP (understanding sedentary patterns)

Dall, PM, Skelton, DA, Dontje, ML, Coulter, EH, Stewart, S, Cox, SR, Shaw, RJ, Čukić, I, Fitzsimons, CF, Greig, CA, Granat, MH ORCID: 0000-0002-0722-2760, Der, G, Deary, IJ and Chastin, SFM 2018, 'Characteristics of a protocol to collect objective physical activity/sedentary behaviour data in a large study : seniors USP (understanding sedentary patterns)' , Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour, 1 (1) , pp. 26-31.

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Abstract

The Seniors USP study measured sedentary behaviour (activPAL3, 9 day wear) in older adults. The measurement protocol had three key characteristics: enabling 24-hour wear (monitor location, waterproofing); minimising data loss (reducing monitor failure, staff training, communication); and quality assurance (removal by researcher, confidence about wear). Two monitors were not returned; 91% (n=700) of returned monitors had 7 valid days of data. Sources of data loss included monitor failure (n=11), exclusion after quality assurance (n=5), early removal for skin irritation (n=8) or procedural errors (n=10). Objective measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in large studies requires decisional trade-offs between data quantity (collecting representative data) and utility (derived outcomes that reflect actual behaviour).

Keywords: methodology; accelerometer; adherence; data loss; activPAL; posture

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISSN: 2575-6605
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Funders: Medical Research Council (MRC)
Depositing User: MH Granat
Date Deposited: 03 May 2018 09:43
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2018 19:10
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/46930

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