The measurements were performed with the Dynaport MoveMonitor. This device was recently validated in patients with COPD. The Dynaport MoveMonitor is a small (64x62x13mm) and lightweight device (68 g, including batteries). Analysis of raw data allows for classification of intensity, duration and frequency of movement. Different postures and walking are identified and energy expenditure is estimated. The Dynaport MoveMonitor is inserted in an elastic belt and positioned on the lower back at the height of the second lumbar vertebra, nearby the body’s center of mass, according to the instructions of the manufacturer. Data on walking time (PAwalk), daily amount of steps (PAsteps) and movement intensity during walking (PAint) were used for the analyses.
Year: 2013 Authors: Groot et al Disease: COPD Outcome: Physical activity / Muscle strenght
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Measure: Steps a day
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Number of RCTs that used this tool (in our study): 1
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Scale: Higher scores are better Reference: Groot, Sonja & Nieuwenhuizen, Mieke. (2013). Validity and reliability of measuring activities, movement intensity and energy expenditure with the DynaPort MoveMonitor. Medical engineering & physics. 35.
Target population: General population Focus Generic Translations available: Yes Original version validated: Yes Original language: Dutch Form of delivery: Medical examination Licence needed: Unclear 10.1016/j.medengphy.2013.04.004