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  • About
  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

The measurement of daily physical activity with the addition of moderate physical activity using pedometers

Grabowski, Catherine A. 03 June 2011 (has links)
This study examined the effect of 8 weeks of moderate intensity exercise training on daily physical activity in previously sedentary adults. Exercise and control subjects received a pedometer to wear and a daily physical activity questionnaire to complete for 7 consecutive days. After the 7 day trial, exercise subjects received a traditional exercise prescription for 8 weeks while control group subject continued with normal daily living. After the 8 week period, both groups repeated the pedometer/ daily physical activity questionnaires process for another 7 days. Results showed no significant change at baseline and post 8 weeks for both the control and exercise groups. In conclusion, in previously sedentary subjects, an exercise training program consisting of moderate intensity exercise showed no change in daily physical activity. / School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science

The physical activity levels of Cypriot children and correlates of their activity

Loucaides, Constantinos Andreou January 2002 (has links)
No description available.

The effect of pedometer feedback on physical activity

Mathews, Jamie L. January 2005 (has links)
Inactivity is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The use of pedometers for measuring ambulatory physical activity is becoming increasingly popular. One of the potential benefits of wearing a pedometer is acquiring instant feedback. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine whether feedback from a pedometer would result in an increase in ambulatory physical activity. Methods: Thirty sedentary adults, six men and twenty-four women, (46 ± 12 years, mean + SD) and BMI, (30.6 + 6.1 kg•m 2, mean + SD) were recruited to wear a New Lifestyles NL-2000 pedometer (capable of storing up to 7 days worth of data) for a total of twelve days. Subjects were divided into two groups. One group received feedback and recorded the number of steps taken four times per day on a log card for the first six days but not the second six days. The other group did not receive feedback the first six days but did the second. The order of whether or not subjects received feedback from the pedometer the first or second six days was randomized.Prior to the study, subjects were not given a recommendation as to how many steps•day' they should accumulate but were given the Surgeon General's recommendation on physical activity. The average number of daily steps for each condition was calculated at the end of each six-day period. Results: No order of effect (whether or not subjects received feedback the first or second week) was evident. Subjects accumulated (mean + SE) 7,409 + 384 steps-day' during the feedback week and 7,041 + 374 steps-day' during the non-feedback week; however, this difference was not statistically significant (p = 0.27). When feedback and non-feedback days were combined and averaged, there were no significant correlations between steps-day' and BMI (r = -0.33) or age (r = -0.33). Conclusions: These findings suggest that feedback from a pedometer resulted in a modest, yet insignificant increase in the number of steps•day-' in a sedentary, adult population when no target step accumulation was assigned. / School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science

The measurement of daily physical activity with the addition of moderate physical activity using pedometers

Grabowski, Catherine A. January 2005 (has links)
Thesis (M.S.)--Ball State University, 2005. / Includes bibliographical references (leaves 74-78). Also available online (PDF file) by a subscription to the set or by purchasing the individual file.

The measurement of daily physical activity with the addition of moderate physical activity using pedometers

Grabowski, Catherine A. January 2005 (has links)
Thesis (M.S.)--Ball State University, 2005. / Includes bibliographical references (leaves 74-78).

Increasing physical activity in insufficiently active individuals through goal setting and pedometer assessment

Rejc, James M. January 2007 (has links)
Lack of physical activity in America is a major issue contributing to an increase in the prevalence of overweight and obese individuals. Goal setting and pedometers can be used to increase physical activity in inactive individuals. The primary purpose of the study was to investigate if inactive individuals can increase their physical activity by 2,000steps/day for 12 weeks with the use of pedometers and goal setting and examine if these motivational tools can help inactive individuals adhere to a long term increase in physical activity. Secondary purposes were to assess any changes in body composition, and blood pressure upon completion of the physical activity intervention and at follow-up and to investigate changes in self efficacy scores throughout the study.Pedometer measured physical activity (steps) was assessed at baseline, weekly during the 12 week physical activity intervention, and at the 24 week follow up. For the 12 week intervention, participants were asked to increase their physical activity by 2,000 steps/day from their baseline physical activity assessment. At each time frame, body composition,blood pressure and self —efficacy measurements were obtained.Thirty eight subjects (10 men, 28 women) started the study with 19 subjects (5 men, 14 women) completing the 12 week physical activity intervention. Fifty percent of participants completed (i.e., were compliant) the present study. However, only 6 individuals were capable of attaining their step goal for 75% of the 12 week (i.e., 9 of 12 weeks) physical activity intervention. Mean steps/day significantly increased from baseline to 12 weeks in individuals participating in the study. Following the physical activity intervention to the 24 week follow-up, mean steps/day significantly decreased. Significant improvements were found in weight, body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage, and waist circumference from baseline to 12 weeks. A significant decrease was found from baseline to 24 weeks in the resisting relapse questions (i.e., questions 1-5) on the exercise self efficacy questionnaire.In conclusion, these results demonstrated that the majority of individuals in the present study were not capable of increasing their physical activity by 2,000 steps/day through the use of goal setting with a pedometer. Individuals who do increase their physical activity experience improvements in body composition measurements. Therefore, more motivational tools should be investigated to increase physical activity. / School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science

Influence of pedometer tilt angle on step counting validity during controlled treadmill walking trials

Dock, Melissa. January 2008 (has links) (PDF)
Thesis (MS )--Montana State University--Bozeman, 2008. / Typescript. Chairperson, Graduate Committee: Daniel P. Heil. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 44-47).

Pedometer intervention to increase physical activity of patients entering a maintenance cardiac rehabilitation program

Jones, Jason L. January 2009 (has links)
Thesis (M.S.)--Ball State University, 2009. / Title from PDF t.p. (viewed on June 07, 2010). Includes bibliographical references.

The effect of pedometers on motivation and steps in fitness walking classes

Shomaker, Kayla E. 03 June 2011 (has links)
There is no abstract available for this thesis. / School of Physical Education

The accuracy of pedometers for adults with Down syndrome during controlled and free-walking conditions /

Pitchford, Edward Andrew. January 1900 (has links)
Thesis (M.S.)--Oregon State University, 2010. / Printout. Includes bibliographical references. Also available on the World Wide Web.

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