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Obesity Epidemiology$
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Frank Hu

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195312911

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312911.001.0001

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Physical Activity Measurements

Physical Activity Measurements

Chapter:
(p.119) 7 Physical Activity Measurements
Source:
Obesity Epidemiology
Author(s):

Frank B. Hu

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312911.003.0007

This chapter begins by discussing conceptual definitions and the multidimensional aspects of physical activity and exercise. It then describes self-reported methods and monitoring devices for measuring physical activity commonly used in epidemiologic studies. It discusses validation studies of physical activity questionnaires and methods used to correct for measurement errors in the analyses of physical activity and obesity and weight change.

Keywords:   obesity research, physical activity, exercise, validation studies, weight change

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