Contextual characteristics of physical activity in children with intellectual disability through accelerometry and time diaries, weekday vs. weekend MVPA

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2010-04-23
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Barry, Kenny
Hagenmaier, Matt
Miller, Brian
Smith, Victoria
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Pitetti, Kenneth H.
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Barry, Kenny, Matt Hagenmaier, Brian Miller, and Victoria Smith (2010). Contextual characteristics of physical activity in children with intellectual disability through accelerometry and time diaries, weekday vs. weekend MVPA. -- In Proceedings: 6th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 75-76

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Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) during childhood is vital for development. Youth with intellectual disabilities (ID) are suggested to be less active, and no measure of intensity and time spent in MVPA has been made outside school. The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility of monitoring contextual characteristics (CC) of PA of youth with ID over 7-days using Telephone Time Diaries (TTD). Three children with mild ID participated in this study which analyzed PA time spent in different intensity levels and settings. Objective PA was gathered using ActiGraph GT1M accelerometers, subjective PA with TTD.Data showed mean weekend MVPA > weekdays. TTD were found feasible for monitoring CC of PA of children with ID.

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Paper presented to the 6th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex, Wichita State University, April 23, 2010.
Research completed at the Department of Physical Therapy, College of Health Professions
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