Measuring Children's Physical Activity

Compliance Using Skin-taped Accelerometers

Mikkel Bo Schneller, Peter Bentsen, Glen Nielsen, Jan Christian Brønd, Mathias Ried-Larsen, Erik Mygind, Jasper Schipperijn

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INTRODUCTION: Accelerometer-based physical activity monitoring has become the method of choice in many large-scale physical activity (PA) studies. However, there is an ongoing debate regarding the placement of the device, the determination of device wear time, and how to solve a lack of participant compliance. The aim of this study was to assess the compliance of Axivity AX3 accelerometers taped directly to the skin of 9-13-year-old children.

METHODS: Children in 46 school classes (53.4% girls, age 11.0±1.0 years, BMI 17.7±2.8 kg*m) across Denmark wore two Axivity AX3 accelerometers, one taped on the thigh (n=903) and one on the lower back (n= 856), for up to ten consecutive days. Participants were instructed not to reattach an accelerometer should it fall off. Simple and multiple linear regression were used to determine associations between accelerometer wear time and age, sex, BMI percentiles, and PA level.

RESULTS: Over 65% had >7 days of uninterrupted, 24h wear time for the thigh location, and 59.5% for the lower back location. From multiple linear regressions, PA levels showed the strongest association with lower wear time (thigh: β=-.231, R=.066; lower back: β=-.454, R=.126). In addition, being a boy, being older (only for lower back), and having higher BMI percentile were associated with lower wear time.

CONCLUSION: Using skin-taped Axivity accelerometers, we obtained seven days of uninterrupted accelerometer data with 24h wear time per day with a compliance rate of more than 65%. Thigh placement resulted in higher compliance than lower back placement. Achieving days with 24h wear time reduces the need for arbitrary decisions regarding wear time validation, and most likely improves the validity of daily life PA measurements.This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives License 4.0 (CCBY-NC-ND), where it is permissible to download and share the work provided it is properly cited. The work cannot be changed in any way or used commercially without permission from the journal.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Vol/bind49
Udgave nummer6
Sider (fra-til)1261–1269
ISSN0195-9131
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2017

Fingeraftryk

Compliance
Exercise
Skin
Linear Models
Equipment and Supplies
Denmark
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Schneller, Mikkel Bo ; Bentsen, Peter ; Nielsen, Glen ; Brønd, Jan Christian ; Ried-Larsen, Mathias ; Mygind, Erik ; Schipperijn, Jasper. / Measuring Children's Physical Activity : Compliance Using Skin-taped Accelerometers. I: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2017 ; Bind 49, Nr. 6. s. 1261–1269.
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Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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