Journal article

Can an accelerometer-based monitor be used to accurately assess physical activity in a population of survivors of critical illness?

Lara Edbrooke, Noel Lythgo, Unna Goldsworthy, Linda Denehy

Glob J Health Sci | Published : 2012


PURPOSE: To investigate the validity and reliability of the Activity Monitoring Pod (AMP331) to record gait parameters in  healthy young adults (YA) and intensive care unit inpatients (ICU). METHODS: Fifteen YA completed a series of over-ground walks. Another 15 YA completed a series of treadmill walks. The ICU group (N=20) completed a series of over-ground walks with repeat trials. Gait parameters were recorded simultaneously for each walk. RESULTS: For the YA over-ground condition, no significant differences were found between the measures recorded by the systems. For the YA treadmill condition, 43% of the measures differed (P < .05). For the ICU group, the AMP331 underestimated distance a..

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