ASSESSING CHILDREN'S PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN THEIR HOMES: THE OBSERVATIONAL SYSTEM FOR RECORDING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN CHILDREN-HOME

Authors


160 Minges Coliseum, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, College of Health and Human Performance, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina 27858 (e-mail: mciverkl@mailbox.sc.edu).

Abstract

The present study describes the development and pilot testing of the Observation System for Recording Physical Activity in Children-Home version. This system was developed to document physical activity and related physical and social contexts while children are at home. An analysis of interobserver agreement and a description of children's physical activity in various settings are presented. The system, which was shown to be reliable, provides a direct observation tool for researchers who are interested in assessing and intervening in physical activity in the home environment.

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