publication . Article . Other literature type . 2014

Ability of RT3 Accelerometer Cut Points to Detect Physical Activity Intensity in Ambulatory Children With Cerebral Palsy

Ryan, J.; Walsh, M.; John Gormley;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2014 Journal: Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, volume 31, pages 310-324 (issn: 0736-5829, eissn: 1543-2777, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
<jats:p>This study investigated the ability of published cut points for the RT3 accelerometer to differentiate between levels of physical activity intensity in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Oxygen consumption (metabolic equivalents; METs) and RT3 data (counts/min) were measured during rest and 5 walking trials. METs and corresponding counts/min were classified as sedentary, light physical activity (LPA), and moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) according to MET thresholds. Counts were also classified according to published cut points. A published cut point exhibited an excellent ability to classify sedentary activity (sensitivity = 89.5%, specifici...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: Adolescent, Walking, Oxygen consumption, Mobility limitation, Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation, Cut-point, Activity intensity, Accelerometer, Physical therapy, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Ambulatory, Psychology, Metabolic equivalent, Cerebral palsy, medicine.disease
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