Measurement of Physical Activity and Inactivity in Epidemiologic Studies

Kelley K. Pettee, Kristi L. Storti, Barbara Ainsworth, Andrea M. Kriska

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This chapter presents an overview of tools used to assess physical activity and inactivity. These include objective measures of energy expenditure, objective measures of physical activity, objective measures of physical fitness, subjective measures of physical activity, measures of physical inactivity, and considerations for selecting an appropriate assessment tool.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEpidemiologic Methods in Physical Activity Studies
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199865116
ISBN (Print)9780195183009
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009


  • Energy expenditure
  • Objective measures
  • Physical activity
  • Subjective measures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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