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A feasibility study into the measurement of physical activity levels of adults with intellectual disabilities using accelerometers and the International Physical Activity Questionnaire

By: Dairo, Yetunde M.
Contributor(s): Collett, Johnny | Dawes, Helen.
Series: British Journal of Learning Disabilities 45 (2) June 2017: 129-137. 2017Subject(s): PROFOUND INTELLECTUAL AND MULTIPLE DISABILITIES | INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY | PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES | MEASUREMENT SCALES | EFFECTIVENESS | GREAT BRITAIN | INTERNATIONAL PHYSICAL ACTIVITY QUESTIONNAIRE-SHORT VERSION (IPAQ-S) | ACCELEROMETEROnline resources: Click to read article online IHC Library Members Summary: Few studies have measured physical activity (PA) levels of adults with intellectual disabilities using both objective and subjective methods, but none included individuals with profound intellectual disabilities. To inform effective measurement of PA across the disability spectrum, this study explored: the feasibility of measuring PA levels using the International Physical Activity Questionnaire-short version (IPAQ-s) and a wrist-worn 7-day accelerometer; examined the level of agreement between instruments/raters; and established the recruitment rate. Discusses the findings.
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Few studies have measured physical activity (PA) levels of adults with intellectual disabilities using both objective and subjective methods, but none included individuals with profound intellectual disabilities. To inform effective measurement of PA across the disability spectrum, this study explored: the feasibility of measuring PA levels using the International Physical Activity Questionnaire-short version (IPAQ-s) and a wrist-worn 7-day accelerometer; examined the level of agreement between instruments/raters; and established the recruitment rate. Discusses the findings.

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