Physical Activity Measurement Survey (PAMS)
Overview of the Project
The Physical Activity Measurement Study (PAMS) was designed to understand measurement errors associated with the use of physical activity recall instruments. The project was funded from an NIH R01 grant (R01 HL91024-01A1) and multiple manuscripts are still being prepared. The primary goal of the PAMS was to develop a measurement error model to correct for errors associated with a 24-hours physical activity recall (24PAR) relative to the SenseWear Armband (SWA) from a representative sample of adults (n=1486). An extensive set of socio-demographic/ physical activity variables was obtained from the participants. This allowed for comprehensive understandings of underlying characteristics of physical activity and sedentary behaviors assessed with the 24PAR and SWA.
The PAMS project relied on interdisciplinary collaborative work among 3 parties of Iowa State University: Department of Kinesiology, Department of Statistics, and Survey and Behavioral Research Services (SBRS). Researchers from Kinesiology (Dr. Gregory Welk; Primary Investigator) and Statistics (Drs. Sarah Nusser and Alicia Carriquiry; Co-primary investigators) conceptualized and constructed the overall study protocol/ methodology. The SBRS was mainly involved in the data collection process. Click here to learn more about PAMS.
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Requesting Access to the Data
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