PARC/BSRC physical activity & postpartum e-workshops
Online/Teleconference, July 11 and 31 and September 6, 2007
Accuracy of pedometer steps and time for youth with disabilities
Beets, M.W., Combs, C., Pitetti, K.H., Morgan, M., Bryan, R.R., & Foley, J.T. Accuracy of pedometer steps and time for youth with disabilities APAQ, 24(3).
This study examined the accuracy of pedometer steps and activity time (Walk4Life, WL) for youth with developmental disabilities. Eighteen youth (11 girls, seven boys) four to14 years, completed six 80-metre self-paced walking trials while wearing a pedometer at five waist locations (front right, front left, back right, back left, middle back).
Trials were videotaped to determine actual steps and activity time. Time exhibited a smaller per cent error in comparison to steps across locations. Apart from the front left, location had minimal influence on accuracy. The WL demonstrates acceptable accuracy for steps and activity time.
Beets, M.W., Foley, J.T., Tindall,D., & Lieberman, L.J. (2007). Accuracy of voice-announcement pedometers for youth with visual impairment. APAQ, 24(3).
Thirty-five youth with visual impairments (13.5 ± 2.1yrs, 13 girls and 22 boys) walked four 100-meter distances while wearing two units (right and left placement) of three brands of voice-announcement (VA) pedometers (Centrios? Talking Pedometer, TALKiNG Pedometer, and Sportline Talking Calorie Pedometer 343) and a reference pedometer (NL2000).
Green, B.B., Cheadle, A., Pellegrini, A.S., & Harris, J.R. (2007). Active for life: A work-based physical activity program. Prev Chronic Dis [serial online].
Ammerman, A.S., Ward, D.S., Benjamin, S.E., Ball SC, Sommers, J.K., Molloy, M., et al. (2007). An intervention to promote healthy weight: Nutrition and physical activity self-assessment for child care (NAP SACC) theory and design. Prev Chronic Dis [serial online].
Kruger J., Carlson, S.A., & Buchner, D. (2007). How active are older Americans?
Prev Chronic Dis [serial online].
Callahan, L.F., Schoster, B., Hootman, J., Brady, T., Sally, L., Donahue, K., et al. (2007). Modifications to the active living every day (ALED) course for adults with arthritis. Prev Chronic Dis [serial online].
Schneider, L., Ward, D., Dunn, C., Vaughn, A., Newkirk, J., & Thomas, C. The Move More Scholars Institute: A state model of the physical activity and public health practitioners course. Prev Chronic Dis [serial online].
McCallum, Z., Wake, M., Gerner, B., Baur, L.A., Gibbons, K., Gold, L., Gunn, J., Harris, C., Naughton, G., Riess, C., Sanci, L., Sheehan, J., Ukoumunne, O.C., & Waters, E. (2006). Outcome data from the LEAP (Live, Eat and Play) trial: A randomized controlled trial of a primary care intervention for childhood overweight/mild obesity. Int J Obes (Lond) (4), 630-636.
Motl, R.W., Zhu, W., Park. Y., McAuley, E., Scott, J.A., & Snook, E. (2007). Reliability of scores from physical activity monitors in adults with multiple sclerosis. APAQ, 24(3).
If you are going to be working with Aboriginal people, this is a resource you will want to browse through. It’s about healthy childhood development but has some overall information about understanding Aboriginal people.
A website for women who want to lead healthy lifestyles and help their children to do the same.
Physical activity guides for mothers in motion