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Validation Studies of the Arab Teens Lifestyle Study (ATLS)

Al-Hazzaa et al. 2011

See reference #116

Methods
Relation between The Arab Teens Lifestyle Study (ATLS) physical activity questionnaire time spent (min/week) on various physical activity, and mean step count per day from an electronic pedometer worn for three consecutive weekdays (Pearson correlation coefficients)
Sample
39 males and 36 females randomly selected from secondary schools; mean age of 16.1 ± 1.1 years.
Summary Results
Correlations between pedometer mean steps count per day with the time spent (min/week) on physical activity using ATLS questionnaire
Total time spent on: R (P value)
All activities 0.369 (0.001)
Moderate-intensity activities 0.265 (0.022)
Vigorous-intensity activities 0.338 (0.003)
Walking 0.350 (0.002)
Jogging 0.383 (0.001)
Swimming 0.137 (0.243)
House-hold activities 0.135 (0.247)
Bicycling 0.115 (0.324)
Martial arts 0.102 (0.384)
Weight training 0.042 (0.721)

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