A review of the accuracy and utility of motion sensors to measure physical activity of frail older hospitalised patients.

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dc.contributor.author McCullagh, Ruth
dc.contributor.author Brady, Noeleen M.
dc.contributor.author Dillon, Christina B.
dc.contributor.author Horgan, N. Frances
dc.contributor.author Timmons, Suzanne
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-30T09:29:07Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-30T09:29:07Z
dc.date.issued 2015-11-19
dc.identifier.citation McCullagh, R., Brady, N.M., Dillon, C., Horgan, N.F. and Timmons, S. (2015) 'A review of the accuracy and utility of motion sensors to measure physical activity of frail older hospitalised patients', Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 24(3), pp. 465-475. doi: 10.1123/japa.2014-0190 en
dc.identifier.volume 24 en
dc.identifier.issued 3 en
dc.identifier.startpage 465 en
dc.identifier.endpage 475 en
dc.identifier.issn 1063-8652
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/3140
dc.identifier.doi 10.1123/japa.2014-0190
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this review was to examine the utility and accuracy of commercially available motion sensors to measure step-count and time spent upright in frail older hospitalized patients. A database search (CINAHL and PubMed, 2004–2014) and a further hand search of papers’ references yielded 24 validation studies meeting the inclusion criteria. Fifteen motion sensors (eight pedometers, six accelerometers, and one sensor systems) have been tested in older adults. Only three have been tested in hospital patients, two of which detected postures and postural changes accurately, but none estimated step-count accurately. Only one motion sensor remained accurate at speeds typical of frail older hospitalized patients, but it has yet to be tested in this cohort. Time spent upright can be accurately measured in the hospital, but further validation studies are required to determine which, if any, motion sensor can accurately measure step-count. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Human Kinetics en
dc.rights © 2015, Human Kinetics Inc. Accepted author manuscript version reprinted, by permission, from Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 24(3), pp. 465-475, http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/japa.2014-0190. en
dc.subject Aged en
dc.subject Frail en
dc.subject Hospitalized en
dc.subject Physical activity en
dc.subject Step count en
dc.subject Postures en
dc.subject Postural changes en
dc.title A review of the accuracy and utility of motion sensors to measure physical activity of frail older hospitalised patients. en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Ruth McCullagh, Medicine and Health, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: r.mccullagh@ucc.ie en
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dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.contributor.funder Health Research Board en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of Aging and Physical Activity en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress r.mccullagh@ucc.ie
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress r.mccullagh@ucc.ie en


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