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Accelerometer Script, Diary and Placement Photos

These materials were used in the Sisters Taking Action For Real Success (STARS) intervention with women.  They are provided here as an example for researchers and practitioners collecting accelerometer data in the community.  Users should adapt the content to meet the needs of their own project.  For a reference to cite, please use the following: Sharpe, P. (February 2010) Accelerometer, Diary and Placement Photos.  Prevention Research Center, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.   http://prevention.sph.sc.edu/tools.

Sharpe, P.A., Wilcox, S., Rooney, L., Strong, D., Hopkins-Campbell, R., Butel, J., Ainsworth, B.A., Parra-Medina, D.  (2011). Adherence to accelerometer protocols among women from economically disadvantaged neighborhoods. J Physical Activity and Health, July, 8(5), 699-706.

Click on these links for a PDF file for each document:
STARS Accelerometer Orientation Script
STARS Accelerometer Diary Booklet
STARS Accelerometer Placement Pictures

Note: The Diary booklet was saddle-stapled.  The pdf file shows 2 pages with the booklet open. The first image is the unfolded front and back cover of the diary booklet.  The booklet was printed on regular 8.5 x 11" paper, with two booklet pages on a sheet of paper.

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