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Med accelerometrar kan fysisk aktivitet mätas objektivt

Journal article
Authors Daniel Arvidsson
Daniel Berglind
Patrick Bergman
Örjan Ekblom
Andreas Fröberg
Maria Hagströmer
Marie Löf
Gisela Nyberg
Published in Lakartidningen
Volume 116
ISSN 1652-7518
Publication year 2019
Published at Department of Food and Nutrition, and Sport Science
Language sv
Links lakartidningen.se/Klinik-och-vetens...
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.f...
Subject categories Health Sciences

Abstract

The development of accelerometers has revolutionized measurement of physical activity, and they are used to a large extent in research and have started to be implemented into clinical settings. However, achievement of reliable outcomes requires good methodological knowledge and skills by the user. Otherwise, significant measurement errors may occur, interfering with assessment of the physical activity level in the population, group differences, associations with health parameters or effect of treatments. This paper by the Swedish Network for Objective Measurement of Movement (NORM) provides an overview of physical activity measurement including sections of data collection, processing of raw data into useful metrics and statistical analysis. It targets users of accelerometer in research, health care and national surveys.

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