Pragmatic assessment of physical activity

Patricia L. Halfmann, Collen Keller, Molly Allison

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Nurse practitioners are confronted with the need to measure the physical activity levels of clients. There is no "gold standard" for measurement in the field. Nurses increasingly use physical activity for assessment, intervention, and evaluation. Selection of the appropriate tool depends on the purpose of the assessment, the client population, practicality, and psychometric properties of the instrument. Nine physical activity instruments with good psychometric properties, economy, and acceptability are presented to assist with instrument selection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)160-165
Number of pages6
JournalNurse Practitioner Forum: Current Topics and Communications
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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