Validity Of The Walk4life™ Pedometer Based On Self-Reported MVPA

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Validity Of The Walk4life™ Pedometer Based On Self-Reported MVPA

Validity Of The Walk4life Pedometer

Based On Self-Reported MVPA

NIH Grant R01 AR052459-04


Purpose

To examine the relationship between two similar but

different pedometers (Walk4Life and Accusplit Eagle

120 XL;AE) and SRPA data during a 7-day period in

women being observed for musculoskeletal injuries in a

prospective observational study.

NIH Grant R01 AR052459-04


Results

Steps: Accusplit vs. W4L

Pedometer Steps

Average Weekly Steps

50,000

40,000

30,000

20,000

10,000

0

AE

W4L

Pedometer Steps

Pedometers

AE SD=21,834, W4L SD=20,993, a 175±9,600

NIH Grant R01 AR052459-04


Conclusion

The Walk4Life MVP pedometer appears to validly

record steps and MVPA minutes when used at the

group level. Careful pedometer placement and

confirmation of steps should be monitored if

individual results are to be utilized as is the case in all

pedometer use. The Walk4Life MVP pedometer

appears to be an inexpensive, valid alternative to

more expensive accelerometers and pedometers.

NIH Grant R01 AR052459-04

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