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Clusters of adolescent physical activity tracker patterns and their associations with physical activity behaviors in Finland and Ireland:cross-sectional study

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dc.contributor.author Ng, Kwok W.
dc.contributor.author Kokko, Sami
dc.contributor.author Tammelin, Tuija
dc.contributor.author Kallio, Jouni
dc.contributor.author Belton, Sarahjane
dc.contributor.author O'Brien, Wesley
dc.contributor.author Murphy, Marie
dc.contributor.author Powell, Cormac
dc.contributor.author Woods, Catherine B.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-11T08:17:45Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-11T08:17:45Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/9206
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: Physical activity trackers (PATs) such as apps and wearable devices (eg, sports watches, heart rate monitors) are increasingly being used by young adolescents. Despite the potential of PATs to help monitor and improve moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) behaviors, there is a lack of research that confirms an association between PAT ownership or use and physical activity behaviors at the population level. Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine the ownership and use of PATs in youth and their associations with physical activity behaviors, including daily MVPA, sports club membership, and active travel, in 2 nationally representative samples of young adolescent males and females in Finland and Ireland. Methods: Comparable data were gathered in the 2018 Finnish School-aged Physical Activity (F-SPA 2018, n=3311) and the 2018 Irish Children’s Sport Participation and Physical Activity (CSPPA 2018, n=4797) studies. A cluster analysis was performed to obtain the patterns of PAT ownership and usage by adolescents (age, 11-15 years). Four similar clusters were identified across Finnish and Irish adolescents: (1) no PATs, (2) PAT owners, (3) app users, and (4) wearable device users. Adjusted binary logistic regression analyses were used to evaluate how PAT clusters were associated with physical activity behaviors, including daily MVPA, membership of sports clubs, and active travel, after stratification by gender en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher JMIR en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Medical Internet Research;22(9), e18509
dc.subject wearables en_US
dc.subject children en_US
dc.subject activity trackers en_US
dc.subject active travel en_US
dc.title Clusters of adolescent physical activity tracker patterns and their associations with physical activity behaviors in Finland and Ireland:cross-sectional study en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.2196/18509
dc.contributor.sponsor University of Jyvaskyla en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor Department of Transport Tourism and Sport, Sport Ireland en_US
dc.relation.projectid OKM/23/626/2018 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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