P.E- Chapter 1- Assessing P.E and Sedentary Behaviour

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  1. Why are levels of P.A and sedentary activity assessed and what info is included
    • Assessed to see whether adequate levels of P.A are being met in conjunction with NPAGs
    • Including
    • -frequency
    • -duration
    • -intensity
    • -type
    • -context
    • -energy expenditure
  2. What are the domains of physical activity
    • Active transport
    • Occupational
    • Household and gardening
    • Liesure time category
  3. What are subjective methods of assessing physical activity- give examples
    • Depend on our own perceptions and ideas or P.A levels
    • Predominantly used in large populations
    • Examples are- diaries, logs, recall surveys
  4. Advantages of subjective methods of assessment
    • Quick to administer groups
    • Usually easy to complete
    • Give a good account of the context of the activity undertaken
  5. Disadvantages of subjective methods of assessment
    • Can be a burden on subject to complete
    • Open to misinterpretation or inaccurate reading- often due to social desirability bias
    • Poor recall ability by children or elderly can reduce reliability and validity
  6. What are objective methods of assessing physical activity- give examples
    • Rely on solid data to make conclusions about physical activity levels
    • Mainly used on an individual basis
    • Examples are- pedometry, heart rate monitors, accelerometry, observational tools
  7. Advantages of objective methods of assessment
    • Directly measured data reduces bias from
    • poor memory
    • over-reporting to fit social norms
    • under-reporting to fit social norms
  8. Disadvantages of objective methods of assessment
    • High cost of equipment used
    • Burden placed on participant and staff to use equipment correctly

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