Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Algorithms to Categorize Levels of Activity in Boys With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Article Information
Musculoskeletal Impairments / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Assessment/Measurement
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Algorithms to Categorize Levels of Activity in Boys With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311500007. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO1007
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311500007. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO1007
Abstract

Date Presented 04/04/19

This project is an exploratory study of levels of physical activity in boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy collected in the natural environment using actigraphy. Data collected by the Actigraph GT9x is used to develop algorithms to categorize the distribution of energy expenditure throughout the day. This study presents inaccuracies with using typical pediatric actigraphy algorithms in children with disability and the need to develop custom algorithms that correlate to our population.

Primary Author and Speaker: Natalie Little

Additional Authors and Speakers: Margaret Feltman

Contributing Authors: Amy Hartman, Annmarie Kelleher, Roxanna Bendixen