Background: Weight-bearing and high intensity physical activities are
particularly beneficial for stimulating bone growth in children given that bone
responds favorably to mechanical load. While it is important to assess the
contribution and impact of weight-bearing physical activity on health outcomes,
measurement tools that quantify and... read moreprovide information on these activities
separately from overall physical activity are limited. This study describes the
development and evaluation of a pictorial physical activity survey (PAS) that
measures children's participation and knowledge of high-intensity, weight-bearing
("bone smart") physical activity.
Economos, Christina, Erin Hennessy, Jennifer M. Sacheck, M.
Kyla Shea, and Elena N. Naumova. "Development and testing of the BONES physical
activity survey for young children." BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 11, no. 1 (12,