Objective Measurement of Physical Activity in Youth: Current Issues, Future Directions

Trost, Stewart G.

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TROST, S.G. Objective measurement of physical activity in youth: current issues, future directions. Exerc. Sport Sci. Rev., Vol. 29, No. 1, pp 32-36, 2001. Second-generation activity monitors have revolutionized the way in which we measure youth physical activity. Use of the monitors avoids the problems associated with self-report methods and allows for the estimation of physical activity patterns over time. This article examines important methodological issues related to the use of activity monitors in children and adolescents.

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School of Human Movement Studies, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Accepted for publication: October 10, 2000

Address for correspondence: Stewart G. Trost, Ph.D., School of Human Movement Studies, The University of Queensland, Brisbane QLD 4072, Australia (E-mail: strost@hms.uq.edu.au).

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