Validity, practical utility, and reliability of the activPAL in pre-school children

Gwyneth Davies, John J Reilly, Amy McGowan, Philippa Dall, Malcolm Granat, James Paton

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With the increasing global prevalence of childhood obesity, it is important to have
appropriate measurement tools for investigating factors (e.g. sedentary time) contributing to positive energy balance in early childhood. For pre-school children, single unit monitors such as the activPALTM are promising. However, validation is required as activity patterns differ from adults.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)761-768
Number of pages8
JournalMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Issue number4
Early online date3 Oct 2011
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012


  • activity monitoring
  • posture
  • child
  • validation

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