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128 results for "American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)"

Physical Activity Of Children With Moderate-to-severe Intellectual Disability In Icelandic Primary Schools

  • Presented on May 31, 2014

Background: Adults with intellectual disability (ID) are less physically active than persons without ID (WID). However, very little is known about physical activity (PA) patterns of ID children and adolescents. Purpose: To investigate PA patterns of Icelandic primary school children with mild-to-severe ID. Methods: Anthropometric measurements were obtained from 91 ID ...

Variance Components In Sedentarism. A Study With Iscole Portuguese Children

  • Presented on May 31, 2014

Background: It well established that sedentarism (SED) adversely affects children´s health. Further, SED is a complex behavior and likely influenced by individual- and school-level predictors. The International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle, and Environment (ISCOLE) aims to determine the relationship between lifestyle characteristics and obesity in children, and ...

Aerobic Fitness and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Elementary School Children

  • Presented on May 30, 2014

Background: Aerobic fitness, moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA), sedentary time (SED) and body mass index (BMI) are all associated with cardio-metabolic risk factors (CMRF) in children. However, few studies have examined the unique contribution of fitness to CMRF accounting for other covariates. Purpose: To evaluate the association between fitness and CMRF ...

Barriers & Physical Activity Participation Among Overweight/Obese and Healthy Weight Children

  • Presented on May 30, 2014

Purpose: We compared physical activity (PA) barriers in overweight/obese and healthy weight seven to ten year olds. A secondary purpose was to evaluate the relationship between the number of barriers reported and minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA). Methods: :Currently, 19 participants have completed the study. Height and weight were ...

Comparison Of Moderate To Vigorous Physical Activity Assessed By Accelerometry And The EVS

  • Presented on May 30, 2014

Background: Physical activity (PA) questionnaires are an affordable and time efficient tool that can be used by physicians to determine if individuals meet PA recommendations (≥150 min/week of moderate to vigorous PA [MVPA] accumulated in bouts ≥10 minutes). The Exercise Vital Signs EVS (Coleman et al. MSSE 2012) questionnaire was recently ...

Different Accelerometry Interpretation Methods Alter Physical Activity Classifications

  • Presented on May 30, 2014

Background: Multiple cutpoints exist for reducing raw accelerometry data into specific intensity categories (i.e. light, moderate, and vigorous). Historically, Freedson et al. (1998) uniaxial cutpoints have been most readily used. Multiple triaxial cutpoints now exist, but no standard interpretation methods have been accepted. Theoretically, using different interpretation methods may ...