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Electronic Activity Monitors Could be Helpful in Clinical, Public Health, Rehabilitation Settings

O&P Business News, February, 2015

Elizabeth Lyons, PhD, MPH

In a recent report, researchers found electronic activity monitors may represent a medium by which clinical behavioral interventions could be translated for widespread use in clinical, public health and rehabilitation settings.

"Electronic activity monitors are very popular, but there is little empirical research on their effectiveness. Our hope in performing this content analysis was to provide some insight to researchers and consumers about how closely these monitors adhere to standard practices in behavioral activity intervention,"Elizabeth Lyons, PhD, MPH, assistant professor in the department of nutrition and metabolism at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, told O&P Business News. "Our results demonstrate that these monitors do hold quite a bit of promise... It will be interesting to see if integrating electronic activity monitors into interventions can produce more sustained increases in activity than standard procedures."

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