Estimating physical activity level: The role of domestic activities

Phongsavan, P., Merom, D., Marshall, A. L. and Bauman, A. (2004) Estimating physical activity level: The role of domestic activities. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 58 6: 466-467. doi:10.1136/jech.2003.012096

Author Phongsavan, P.
Merom, D.
Marshall, A. L.
Bauman, A.
Title Estimating physical activity level: The role of domestic activities
Journal name Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0143-005X
Publication date 2004-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1136/jech.2003.012096
Volume 58
Issue 6
Start page 466
End page 467
Total pages 2
Place of publication London
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
Collection year 2004
Language eng
Subject C1
321216 Health Promotion
730301 Health education and promotion
1117 Public Health and Health Services
Abstract Appropriate measures of physical activity are essential for determining the population prevalence of physical activity, for tracking trends over time, and for guiding intervention efforts. Physical activity measurement is characterised by the synthesis of information on the type, frequency, intensity, and duration of activity over a specified period. To date, emphasis in physical activity assessment has been on the measurement of leisure time physical activities. However, some domestic and transport related activities entail energy expenditures equivalent to moderate intensity of 3.0–6.0 METS1 considered to be of sufficient intensity to achieve a health benefit are yet to be included in routine population level physical activity surveillance. This leads to population estimates based only on measures of leisure time physical activities.
Keyword Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Health Australia
energy expenditure
health survey
physical activity
Population Research
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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