What are the 2 reasons why it is important to assess physical activity?
It enables us to gain a greater understanding of the relationship between physical activity and psychological health AND allows us to determine which aspects of physical activity are important for a particular health outcome.
What are the 4 parameters of physical activity?
Frequency, intensity, duration (time), type *remember FITT
What do psychometric properties measure?
They moniter change in physical activity over time, tells us about societal change, and determine if people are meeting recommendations of physical activity
Any bodily movement produced by skeltal muscle and resulting in a substantial increase in REE is...
Physical activity that is more structured, with defined amounts of time and a goal of improbing health and/or physical fitness is...
A function of body size doing anything that burns calories is...
Any sort of psychometric measuring has to consider the following:
validity, reliability, objectivity, feasibility
If a test designed to measure abdominal flexibility measures abdominal flexibility, the test is...
If a person takes a VO2 Max test every day for a week and has the same score every time, then the test is...
If a test is administered in North America, South America, Europe, and Australia resulting in similar data, the test is...
In order to test something practically, it need to be...
What are some advantages of subjective techniques to assess physical activity?
It is easy to administer, inexpensive, easy to score, easy to give to lots of people.
What are some disadvantages of self-reporting measures?
Over-reporting of physical activity, memory and recall limitations, recency effect, some people are not familiar with the terminology of physical activity
What are the 2 most common measures of self-report?
questionnaires, activity diaries
What are the advantages of objective techniques over subjective measures?
It eliminates problems with recall and answers are very quantifiable
Name 3 common monitoring devices.
Pedometer Accelorometers and motion sensors Heart Rate monitors
Which 2 measures of oxygen consumption are a measure of energy expenditure?
Doubly labeled water and indirect calorimetry
Behavioral observation is a difficult way to assess physical activity because...
it is very time consuming, lots of research training is needed, and not able to watch someone for a very long time
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