Describing patterns of physical activity in adolescents using global positioning systems and accelerometry

Maddison, Ralph, Jiang, Yannan, Vander Hoorn, Stephen, Exeter, Daniel, Ni Mhurchu, Cliona and Dorey, Enid 2010, Describing patterns of physical activity in adolescents using global positioning systems and accelerometry, Pediatric exercise science, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 392-407, doi: 10.1123/pes.22.3.392.

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Title Describing patterns of physical activity in adolescents using global positioning systems and accelerometry
Author(s) Maddison, RalphORCID iD for Maddison, Ralph
Jiang, Yannan
Vander Hoorn, Stephen
Exeter, Daniel
Ni Mhurchu, Cliona
Dorey, Enid
Journal name Pediatric exercise science
Volume number 22
Issue number 3
Start page 392
End page 407
Total pages 16
Publisher Human Kinetics
Place of publication [Champaign, Ill.]
Publication date 2010-08
ISSN 0899-8493
Keyword(s) Adolescent
Geographic Information Systems
Monitoring, Ambulatory
New Zealand
Summary This study aimed to describe the location and intensity of free-living physical activity in New Zealand adolescents during weekdays and weekend days using Global Positioning Systems (GPS), accelerometry, and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Participants (n = 79) aged 12-17 years (M = 14.5, SD 1.6) recruited from two large metropolitan high schools each wore a GPS watch and an accelerometer for four consecutive days. GPS and accelerometer data were integrated with GIS software to map the main locations of each participant's episodes of moderate-vigorous physical activity. On average participants performed 74 (SD 36) minutes of moderate and 7.5 (SD 8) minutes of vigorous activity per day, which on weekdays was most likely to occur within a 1 km radius of their school or 150 meters of their home environment. On weekends physical activity patterns were more disparate and took place outside of the home environment. Example maps were generated to display the location of moderate to vigorous activity for weekdays and weekends.
Language eng
DOI 10.1123/pes.22.3.392
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
1106 Human Movement And Sports Science
1114 Paediatrics And Reproductive Medicine
1302 Curriculum And Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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