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Pedometer reliability, validity and feasibility report, 2010

This study aimed to determine the reliability and accuracy of three pedometer models to monitor steps taken during four different walking speeds (3.2km/h, 4.8km/h, 5.6km/h and self-selected). Each person completed the walking trials twice in a random order, the three pedometer modes tested in the current study the YP2025, MK-365 and the Yamax Digi-walker SW200. Inter-unit reliability refers to the ability of the different pedometer units within the same pedometer model type to acquire the same step count vale in a trial. Intra-trial reliability is the ability of the pedometer unit to replicate the same step count values across multiple trials. The validity of a pedometer refers to its accuracy, i.e. the degree of error that is evident between the pedometer measured step count value and the actual step count.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Publisher

CQUniversity, Institute for Health and Social Science Research

Place of Publication

Rockhampton, Qld.

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Health; Institute for Health and Social Science Research (IHSSR); Institute for Health and Social Science Research (IHSSR);

Era Eligible

No

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