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Accuracy of two electronic pedometers for measuring steps taken under controlled conditions among ambulatory individuals with multiple sclerosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15957518     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Pedometers are inexpensive and user-friendly devices that might be practical for measuring physical activity among individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). This study involved an evaluation of the accuracy of two pedometers against actual steps taken under controlled laboratory conditions (five minute bouts of walking at five different treadmill speeds [41, 54, 67, 80, and 94 m x min(-1)]) among 23 individuals with MS who were ambulatory without an aide. Both pedometers exhibited good accuracy with the 67, 80, and 94 m x min(-1) speeds, but poor accuracy with the 41 and 54 m x min(-1) speeds. Those results support the quantification of physical activity using pedometers among those with MS who are ambulatory without an aide.
Authors:
Robert W Motl; Edward McAuley; Erin M Snook; Jennifer A Scott
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Multiple sclerosis (Houndmills, Basingstoke, England)     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1352-4585     ISO Abbreviation:  Mult. Scler.     Publication Date:  2005 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-06-16     Completed Date:  2005-07-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9509185     Medline TA:  Mult Scler     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  343-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Kinesiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 332 Freer Hall, Urbana, IL 61801, USA. robmotl@uiuc.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Disability Evaluation*
Exercise Test / instrumentation,  standards
Female
Gait*
Humans
Male
Monitoring, Physiologic / instrumentation*,  standards
Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Progressive / diagnosis,  physiopathology*
Multiple Sclerosis, Relapsing-Remitting / diagnosis,  physiopathology*
Reproducibility of Results
Walking

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