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Figure 1. Relationship between various combinations of days of step activity monitoring and mean reliability coefficient (G-coefficient) values.
This study determined how many days of step activity monitoring are needed to obtain a stable measure of physical activity in adults with incomplete spinal cord injury. Our results demonstrate that averaging step counts over any 2 days of the week is sufficient to reflect walking activity in this physically challenged population. From a practical standpoint, findings from our investigation can be used by researchers and clinicians to describe the walking profiles of persons with spinal cord injury and to quantify gains made in physical activity status in this group following gait training.

Volume 48 Number 10, 2011
   Pages 1138 — 1137


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Ishikawa S, Stevens SL, Kang M, Morgan DW. Reliability of daily step activity monitoring in adults with incomplete spinal cord injury. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011;48(10): 1187???94.
DOI:10.1682/JRRD.2010.09.0190
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