A systematic review of the clinimetric properties of habitual physical activity measures in young children with a motor disability

Oftedal, Stina, Bell, Kristie L., Mitchell, Louise E., Davies, Peter S. W., Ware, Robert S. and Boyd, Roslyn N. (2012) A systematic review of the clinimetric properties of habitual physical activity measures in young children with a motor disability. International Journal of Pediatrics, Article ID 976425 .

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Author Oftedal, Stina
Bell, Kristie L.
Mitchell, Louise E.
Davies, Peter S. W.
Ware, Robert S.
Boyd, Roslyn N.
Title A systematic review of the clinimetric properties of habitual physical activity measures in young children with a motor disability
Journal name International Journal of Pediatrics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1687-9740
1687-9759
Publication date 2012-08-09
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1155/2012/976425
Volume Article ID 976425
Total pages 12
Place of publication New York, NY United States
Publisher Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract Aim. To identify and systematically review the clinimetric properties of habitual physical activity (HPA) measures in young children with a motor disability.
Method. Five databases were searched for measures of HPA including: children aged <6.0 years with a neuromuscular disorder, physical activity defined as “bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles causing caloric expenditure”, reported HPA as duration, frequency, intensity, mode or energy expenditure, and evaluated clinimetric properties. The quality of papers was assessed using the COSMIN-checklist. A targeted search of identified measures found additional studies of typically developing young children (TDC).
Results
. Seven papers assessing four activity monitors met inclusion criteria. Four studies were of good methodological quality. The Minimod had good ability to measure continuous walking but the demonstrated poor ability to measure steps during free-living activities. The Intelligent Device for Energy Expenditure and Activity and Ambulatory Monitoring Pod showed poor ability to measure activity during both continuous walking and free-living activities. The StepWatch showed good ability to measure steps during continuous walking in TDC.
Interpretation.
Studies assessing the clinimetric properties of measures of HPA in this population are urgently needed to allow assessment of the relationship between HPA and health outcomes in this group.
Keyword Clinimetric properties
Habitual Physical Activity (HPA)
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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