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close this bookActivity, Energy Expenditure and Energy Requirements of Infants and Children (International Dietary Energy Consultative Group - IDECG, 1989, 412 pages)
close this folderMethods to assess physical activity and the energy expended for it by infants and children
close this folder2. Methods of acquiring information on the physical activity of infants and children
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View the document2.1. Questionnaire or diary record
View the document2.2. Direct, objective measurements of activity
View the document2.3. Heart-rate recording
View the document2.4. Methods of acquiring information on energy expenditure

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In adults, common ways of acquiring data on physical activity are (1) by questionnaire or record which may require an interviewer or may be self-administered; obviously, for young children a parent would be needed as an intermediary, (2) by some form of measurement of movement, including by direct observation, (3) by heart-rate recording, and (4) by direct measurement of energy expenditure.