Energy expenditure of type-specific sedentary behaviors estimated using sensewear mini armband: A metabolic chamber validation study among adolescents

Jing Jin, Jie Zhuang, Zheng Zhu, Siya Wang, Peijie Chen, Weimo Zhu

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Abstract

SenseWear Mini Armband, an accelerometer with multiple physiological sensors, could be a practical means to estimate energy expenditure (EE) of children and adolescents, but its validity reported for these age groups has not been consistent within the literature. EE of twenty-six healthy Chinese 12-year-old adolescents was measured simultaneously using both SenseWear Mini Armband (SWMA) and metabolic chamber (MC) during a 16-hour stay in a MC. SWMA systematically underestimated the adolescents’ EE during sedentary behaviors, resting metabolic rate (RMR), basal metabolic rate (BMR), and total EE, with the absolute error rate ranging from 14.85% to 28.65%. The SWMA significantly underestimated EE compared with MC in Chinese adolescents. However, the amount of error can be reduced by applying correction equation proposed in this study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-56
Number of pages5
JournalKinesiology
Volume50
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2018

Keywords

  • Accelerometer
  • Activity monitor
  • Physical inactivity
  • Sitting
  • Whole-room calorimetry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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