New techniques and issues in assessing walking behavior and its contexts

Freedson, Patty S., Brendley, Keith, Ainsworth, Barbara E., Kohl, Harold W., Leslie, Eva and Owen, Neville (2008). New techniques and issues in assessing walking behavior and its contexts. In: Kent Pandolf and Kenneth O. Wilson, Proceedings of ACSM 2005 Walking for Health: Measurement and Research Issues and Challenges Conference. ACSM 2005 Walking for Health: Measurement and Research Issues and Challenges Conference, Urbana, IL, United States, (S574-S583). 13-15 October 2005. doi:10.1249/MSS.0b013e31817c71e7


Author Freedson, Patty S.
Brendley, Keith
Ainsworth, Barbara E.
Kohl, Harold W.
Leslie, Eva
Owen, Neville
Title of paper New techniques and issues in assessing walking behavior and its contexts
Conference name ACSM 2005 Walking for Health: Measurement and Research Issues and Challenges Conference
Conference location Urbana, IL, United States
Conference dates 13-15 October 2005
Proceedings title Proceedings of ACSM 2005 Walking for Health: Measurement and Research Issues and Challenges Conference   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Maryland, MO, United States
Publisher Lippincott Willams & Wilkins
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1249/MSS.0b013e31817c71e7
ISSN 0195-9131
1530-0315
Editor Kent Pandolf
Kenneth O. Wilson
Volume 40
Issue 7 Supp.1
Start page S574
End page S583
Total pages 10
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Abstract/Summary In the first section of this article, we discuss the metabolic responses to walking by describing the economy of walking during different locomotion velocities. Gender, weight status, and growth effects on metabolic responses to walking are reviewed. In the second section, we examine the use of technology to assess walking patterns and behavior in the community. We use an engineering approach for understanding how to measure objects that move, and these methods are used to assess walking used in transportation. In the third part of the paper, we summarize self-report methods that have been used to assess walking behavior and highlight the strengths and weaknesses of these methods. We illustrate how self-report methods are used to quantify walking behavior in the surveillance systems that are now widely used to ascertain walking prevalence and temporal changes in different populations. In the final section, we discuss ways of measuring the walkability of neighborhoods and the community to understand the influence of the built environment on walking behavior.
Subjects 920401 Behaviour and Health
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Keyword Walking
Metabolism
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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