Pedometer Readings and Self-reported Walking Distances in a Rural Hutterite Population
PURPOSE: This study assessed the accuracy with which a rural population reported daily walking distances using a 7-day activity recall questionnaire obtained quarterly compared to pedometer readings.
METHODS: Study participants were 48 Hutterite men and women aged 11-66 years.
FINDINGS: Pedometer-miles quartiles were associated with self-reported daily miles (P=.008) and self-reported previous-year average miles (P=.03) quartiles. Among males, the relationship between pedometer-miles and self-reported daily miles differed depending upon walking pace, with a stronger correlation at a faster pace (interaction, P=.006). Among females, pedometer-miles correlated with age and remained associated with self-reported daily and previous-year average miles when age was in the statistical model (P=.006 and .008). The difference between pedometer-miles and self-reported previous-year average miles tended to increase with age (P=.06).
CONCLUSIONS: SDPAR may be a useful instrument in measuring miles walked/day among rural populations.
The Journal of Rural Health
DOI of Published Version
Samra, Haifa Abou; Beare, Tianna; and Specker, Bonny, "Pedometer Readings and Self-reported Walking Distances in a Rural Hutterite Population" (2008). Ethel Austin Martin Program Publications. 45.