Validation of the Phillips et al GENEActiv accelerometer wrist cut-points in children aged 5-8 years old

Michael Duncan, Susie Wilson, Jason Tallis, Emma Eyre

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Abstract

This study examined the accuracy of the Phillips et al. GENEActiv accelerometer wrist worn cut-points in children aged 5-8. Fifteen children (6 girls, 9 boys) aged 5-8 years wore a GENEActiv monitor on their non-dominant wrist while undertaking 5 minute bouts of lying supine, playing Lego, walking at slow, medium and fast pace and running. Receiver Operating Curve (ROC) analysis was employed to establish how well the Phillips et al (2013) cut points classified intensity of the activities compared to the actual intensity determined by indirect calorimetry. Area Under the Curve (AUC) values were high for sedentary (.970), moderate (.815) and vigorous (.974) activity. Conclusion: The Phillips et al (2013) cut-points for the GENEActiv accelerometer can be used in children aged 5-8 years old to distinguish sedentary behaviour, moderate and vigorous PA behaviour.

Publisher Statement: The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00431-016-2795-6
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2019-2021
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatrics
Volume175
Issue number12
Early online date26 Oct 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2016

Bibliographical note

The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00431-016-2795-6

Keywords

  • Accelerometry
  • Physical Activity
  • Validation
  • Preschoolers

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