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A Structured and Flexible Language for Physical Activity Assessment and Characterization.

Silva P, Andrade MT, Carvalho P, Mota J - J Sports Med (Hindawi Publ Corp) (2013)

Bottom Line: Moreover, they are influenced by several factors including temporal-spatial constraints and social conditions.To accurately assess PA and SB, it is essential to clearly define methods for describing all these factors.The goal of this paper is to potentiate advances in the field by proposing a base ontology for characterizing physical activity, sedentary behavior, and the context in which it occurs.

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Affiliation: CIAFEL, Faculty of Sports, University of Porto, 4200-450 Porto, Portugal.

ABSTRACT
Developing more accurate assessments of physical activity (PA) and sedentary behavior (SB) is an important public health research priority. Assessing PA and SB is challenging in all segments of the population, but it is especially difficult in children due to cognitive limitations and more sporadic and intermittent activity patterns. Moreover, they are influenced by several factors including temporal-spatial constraints and social conditions. To accurately assess PA and SB, it is essential to clearly define methods for describing all these factors. The goal of this paper is to potentiate advances in the field by proposing a base ontology for characterizing physical activity, sedentary behavior, and the context in which it occurs. The ontology would establish a flexible base language to facilitate standardized descriptions of these behaviors for researchers and public health professionals.

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Conceptual diagram to characterize an individual performing physical activity.
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fig3: Conceptual diagram to characterize an individual performing physical activity.

Mentions: Each of the ontologies present in the OPA ontological model is further detailed in Figures 3–7. Figure 3 represents the attributes of the individual performing the activity (the complete profile). Figures 4–7 provide illustrations of the classes in the extended ontologies that represent the time, space, social, and weather dimensions, respectively.


A Structured and Flexible Language for Physical Activity Assessment and Characterization.

Silva P, Andrade MT, Carvalho P, Mota J - J Sports Med (Hindawi Publ Corp) (2013)

Conceptual diagram to characterize an individual performing physical activity.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig3: Conceptual diagram to characterize an individual performing physical activity.
Mentions: Each of the ontologies present in the OPA ontological model is further detailed in Figures 3–7. Figure 3 represents the attributes of the individual performing the activity (the complete profile). Figures 4–7 provide illustrations of the classes in the extended ontologies that represent the time, space, social, and weather dimensions, respectively.

Bottom Line: Moreover, they are influenced by several factors including temporal-spatial constraints and social conditions.To accurately assess PA and SB, it is essential to clearly define methods for describing all these factors.The goal of this paper is to potentiate advances in the field by proposing a base ontology for characterizing physical activity, sedentary behavior, and the context in which it occurs.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: CIAFEL, Faculty of Sports, University of Porto, 4200-450 Porto, Portugal.

ABSTRACT
Developing more accurate assessments of physical activity (PA) and sedentary behavior (SB) is an important public health research priority. Assessing PA and SB is challenging in all segments of the population, but it is especially difficult in children due to cognitive limitations and more sporadic and intermittent activity patterns. Moreover, they are influenced by several factors including temporal-spatial constraints and social conditions. To accurately assess PA and SB, it is essential to clearly define methods for describing all these factors. The goal of this paper is to potentiate advances in the field by proposing a base ontology for characterizing physical activity, sedentary behavior, and the context in which it occurs. The ontology would establish a flexible base language to facilitate standardized descriptions of these behaviors for researchers and public health professionals.

No MeSH data available.