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Validity of activity monitors in wheelchair users: A systematic review

KaLai Tsang, BS, et al.

Portable physical activity monitors have become popular for measuring daily activity among the general public. Devices have been evaluated in the ambulatory population, and they show fair accuracy. However, the performance of these monitors in manual wheelchair users remains unknown. There are many manual wheelchair users in the United States who do not engage in regular physical activity because of their physical limitations and, as a result, are more likely to develop secondary health problems, such as obesity and diabetes. Accurate measurement of physical activity in manual wheelchair users could help providers and users evaluate the effectiveness of physical activity programs. Therefore, the validity of the portable physical activity monitors in tracking wheelchair-related activities needs to be examined.

Volume 53 Number 6, 2016
   Pages 641 — 658

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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Tsang K, Hiremath SV, Crytzer TM, Dicianno BE, Ding D. Validity of activity monitors in wheelchair users: A systematic review. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2016;53(6):641–58.

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