Accelerometry and self-report in sedentary populations

Jennifer L. Jovanovic, Daniel C. Hughes, George P. Baum, Cindy Carmack, Anthony J. Greisinger, Karen Basen-Engquist

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Objectives: To determine whether self-reported exercise duration and intensity matched accelerometer data in sedentary endometrial cancer survivors and age-matched controls. Methods: Participants were asked to wear an accelerometer and self-report exercise bouts, duration, and intensity for one week. Self-reported duration was compared with accelerometer data. Results: Selfreported exercise-bout duration matched accelerometer duration 93% for survivors and 99% for controls. Self-reported exercisebout intensity matched accelerometer intensity 70% for survivors and 66% for controls. There were no significant differences between groups. Conclusions: Sedentary endometrial cancer survivors and controls self-reported duration and intensity of physical activity consistent with accelerometer data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-80
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Accelerometry
  • Cancer survivors
  • Physical activity/Sedentary
  • Selfreport

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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