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Validation of a Wearable Accelerometer-Based Activity Monitor for Use in Future Osteoporosis Prevention Programs

Sánchez-Trigo, Horacio; Sanchez-Oliver, Antonio; Abt, Grant; Sañudo, Borja

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Horacio Sánchez-Trigo

Antonio Sanchez-Oliver

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Dr Grant Abt G.Abt@hull.ac.uk
Reader in Sport and Exercise Physiology and Head of Department for Sport, Health and Exercise Science

Borja Sañudo



Abstract

Osteoporosis is considered a major public health problem worldwide. In order to develop effective physical exercise protocols for the prevention of osteoporosis and ensure skeletal integrity, the intensity of the exercise must be quantified objectively and accurately. This study aimed to assess the validity of a wearable accelerometer-based activity monitor for use in osteoporosis prevention programs. Eighteen premenopausal women completed an exercise protocol consisting of five countermovement jumps followed by four treadmill bouts at different speeds. Participants carried two pairs of accelerometers (Muvone® and ActiGraph GT3X+) located on the wrist and hip. Three types of analysis were performed: 1) association between measurements from both devices, 2) level of similarity in group estimates, and 3) evaluation of measurement bias. High to almost perfect correlations between peak acceleration measured by both devices were found in all protocol tests (r=0.607-0.975, p

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2020
Journal Sustainability
Print ISSN 2071-1050
Publisher MDPI
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 12
Issue 6
Article Number 2187
APA6 Citation Sánchez-Trigo, H., Sanchez-Oliver, A., Abt, G., & Sañudo, B. (2020). Validation of a Wearable Accelerometer-Based Activity Monitor for Use in Future Osteoporosis Prevention Programs. Sustainability, 12(6), https://doi.org/10.3390/su12062187
DOI https://doi.org/10.3390/su12062187
Keywords osteoporosis; prevention; exercise; accelerometer; wearable

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