Pedometer reactivity and rehearsal in children

Fiona Chun Man Ling, Alison M. McManus, Rich S W Masters

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An important premise underlying the use of pedometers for both measurement of physical activity (PA) and prompting behavioral change is the concept of ‘reactivity’. Reactivity, in the context of PA, refers to a change in behavior due to participant awareness of being measured. It is desirable if behavioural change is a goal and
the device is left unsealed in order to provide feedback to the wearer. It is undesirable if the device is sealed and used as a measurement tool for habitual PA.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication3rd HKASMSS Student Conference on Sport Medicine, Rehabilitation and Exercise Science
Subtitle of host publication19 Jun 2010, Teaching Complex at Western Campus, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherChinese University of Hong Kong
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes


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