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Concurrent validity of ActiGraph-determined sedentary time against the activPAL under free-living conditions in a sample of bus drivers

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posted on 06.07.2017 by Veronica Varela-Mato, Thomas E. Yates, David Stensel, Stuart J.H. Biddle, Stacy Clemes
This study explored the validity of ActiGraph-determined sedentary time (<50 cpm, <100 cpm, <150 cpm, <200 cpm, <250 cpm) compared with the activPAL in a free-living sample of bus drivers. Twenty-eight participants were recruited between November 2013 and February 2014. Participants wore an activPAL3 and ActiGraph GT3X+ concurrently for 7 days and completed a daily diary. Time spent sedentary during waking hours on workdays, non-workdays, during working-hours, and non-working hours were compared between instruments. During working hours, all ActiGraph cut-points significantly underestimated sedentary time (p < 0.05), whereas during non-working hours the <50 cpm cut-point demonstrated the closest agreement (ActiGraph sedentary time: 250 ± 75 minutes versus activPAL sedentary time: 236 ± 65 minutes). Receiver operating characteristic analyses revealed that on workdays and non-workdays the ActiGraph cut-points exhibited relatively low sensitivity (all <0.62) and specificity (all <0.49) values. The use of the ActiGraph to measure sedentary time in this understudied, highly sedentary and at risk occupational group is not recommended.

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The research was supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre.

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  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

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Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science

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VARELA-MATO, V. ... et al, 2017. Concurrent validity of ActiGraph-determined sedentary time against the activPAL under free-living conditions in a sample of bus drivers. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 21(4), pp.212-222.

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© Taylor & Francis

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

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24/05/2017

Publication date

2017

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Scienceon 22 Jun 2017, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1091367X.2017.1335204

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1091-367X

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1532-7841

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en

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