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      The validity of the Stanford Seven-Day Physical Activity Recall in young adults.

      Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise

      Adolescent, Adult, Body Composition, physiology, Body Water, Energy Metabolism, Female, Health Surveys, Humans, Life Style, Male, Motor Activity, Oxygen Consumption, Regression Analysis, Reproducibility of Results, Sex Distribution

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          To evaluate the criterion validity of the 7-Day Physical Activity Recall (7D-PAR) and factors associated with reporting error, in a sample of moderately overweight, young adult men and women. Average total daily energy expenditure (TDEE) and physical activity energy expenditure (PAEE) from the 7D-PAR were compared with the same parameters assessed by doubly labeled water in 17 men, age = 23.9 +/- 3.8 yr, and 29 women, age = 23.3 +/- 4.6 yr, who volunteered to participate in a 16-month supervised aerobic exercise trial. PAEE was estimated from the 7D-PAR and from DLW [0.9 * TDEE -resting metabolic rate (RMR) (indirect calorimetry)]. In addition, peak oxygen uptake and percent body fat were obtained. No significant differences in TDEE (kJ.d-1) were noted between the 7D-PAR (11825 +/- 1779) and DLW (11922 +/- 2516) for the complete sample (N = 46) or for men (7D-PAR = 13198 +/- 1638, DLW = 13885 +/- 2754) or women (7D-PAR = 11018 +/- 1323, DLW = 10771 +/- 1457. The mean PAEE from the 7D-PAR was not different from DLW in the total sample (7D-PAR = 3286 +/- 502, DLW = 3508 +/- 1863) as well as in men (7D-PAR = 3650 +/- 490, DLW = 3989 +/- 2461) and women (3073 +/- 377, DLW = 3223 +/- 1360). In a regression model, PAEE, peak oxygen uptake, gender and percent fat accounted for 86% of the reporting error in total daily energy expenditure when using the 7D-PAR. The 7D-PAR provided a reasonable estimate of both the mean TDEE and PAEE in this sample; however, estimates of energy expenditure on an individual basis using the PAR were subject to considerable error.

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