Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour

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The December 2022 Issue of JMPB now available to ISMPB Members!

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Volume 5, Issue 4

Original Research

Missing Step Count Data? Step Away From the Expectation–Maximization Algorithm

Mia S. TackneyDaniel StahlElizabeth Williamson, and James Carpenter

CHAP-Adult: A Reliable and Valid Algorithm to Classify Sitting and Measure Sitting Patterns Using Data From Hip-Worn Accelerometers in Adults Aged 35+

John BellettiereSupun NakandalaFatima Tuz-ZahraElisabeth A.H. WinklerPaul R. HibbingGenevieve N. HealyDavid W. DunstanNeville OwenMikael Anne Greenwood-HickmanDori E. RosenbergJingjing ZouJordan A. CarlsonChongzhi DiLindsay W. DillonMarta M. JankowskaAndrea Z. LaCroixNicola D. RidgersRong ZablockiArun Kumar, and Loki Natarajan

Integrity and Performance of Four Tape Solutions for Mounting Accelerometry Devices: Lolland-Falster Health Study

Therese Lockenwitz PetersenJan C. BrøndEva Benfeldt, and Randi Jepsen

Evaluation of Two Thigh-Worn Accelerometer Brands in Laboratory and Free-Living Settings

Alexander H.K. MontoyeOlivia CoolmanAmberly KeyesMegan ReadyJaedyn SheltonEthan Willett, and Brian C. Rider

Agreement of Step-Based Metrics From ActiGraph and ActivPAL Accelerometers Worn Concurrently Among Older Adults

Eric T. HydeSteve NguyenFatima Tuz-ZahraChristopher C. MooreMikael Anne Greenwood-HickmanRod L. WalkerLoki NatarajanDori Rosenberg, and John Bellettiere


A Comparison of Wrist- Versus Hip-Worn ActiGraph Sensors for Assessing Physical Activity in Adults: A Systematic Review

Nolan GallRuopeng Sun, and Matthew Smuck

The Assessment of 24-Hr Physical Behavior in Children and Adolescents via Wearables: A Systematic Review of Laboratory Validation Studies

Marco GiurgiuCarina NiggJanis FiedlerIrina TimmEllen RulfJohannes B.J. BussmannClaudio R. NiggAlexander Woll, and Ulrich W. Ebner-Priemer


Technical Notes

CRIB: A Novel Method for Device-Based Physical Behavior Analysis

Paul R. HibbingSeth A. Creasy, and Jordan A. Carlson

Investigating the Effects of Applying Different Actigraphy Processing Approaches to Examine the Sleep Data of Patients With Neuropathic Pain

Hannah J. Coyle-AsbilAnuj BhatiaAndrew Lim, and Mandeep Singh


Brief Report

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Physical Activity, Pain, Mood, and Sleep in Adults With Knee Osteoarthritis

Michael J. RoseMichael P. LaValleyS. Reza JafarzadehKerry E. CostelloNirali ShahSoyoung LeeBelinda BorrelliStephen P. MessierTuhina Neogi, and Deepak Kumar



The 8th International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement

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The Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour is the official Journal of the International Society for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour and publishes high quality research papers that employ and/or apply sensor-based measures of physical activity, movement disorders, sedentary behaviour and sleep.

  • Research from multiple disciplines: kinesiology, psychology, computer science, engineering, statistics, public health, and clinical sciences

Types of papers

  • Experimental studies
  • Reviews, cross-sectional and longitudinal (cohort) studies
  • Brief reports
  • Technical notes
  • Evidence based best practices

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  • Publisher: Human Kinetics
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Editorial Leadership

Editor in Chief

Philippa Dall, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

Editor in Chief emerita

Patty Freedson (Founding editor: 2018-2020)

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

Associate Editors

Soren Brage, University of Cambridge, UK

Lisa Cadmus-Bertram, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

Dinesh John, Northeaster University, USA

Minsoo Kang, The University of Mississippi, USA

Joanne McVeigh, Curtin University, Australia

Alex Rowlands, University of Leicester, UK

Pedro Saint-Maurice, National Cancer Institute, USA

John Sirard, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

Ben Stansfield, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

Tom Stewart, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Editorial Board

David Basset, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA

Matt Buman, Arizona State University, USA

Scott Crouter, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA

Alan Donnelly, University of Limerick, Ireland

Malcolm Granat, Salford University, UK

Jorunn Helbostad, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Sarah Keadle, California Ploytechnic State University, USA

Kate Lyden, KAL Research/Consulting, USA

Ann Swartz, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA

Rick Troiano, National Cancer Institute, USA

Greg Welk, Iowa State University, USA