Diaries and logs

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This article provides comprehensive guidance on using diaries and logs to assess physical activity. These methods enable detailed recording of the duration, intensity, type, and context of physical activities, offering rich, descriptive data.

The resource outlines how diaries and logs can describe temporal patterns, quantify changes during intervention studies, and examine dose-response associations with health outcomes. It discusses the benefits of detailed and comprehensive information capture, while also addressing challenges such as high participant and researcher burden, compliance issues, and potential biases.

This resource is useful for researchers needing precise and contextual physical activity data for their studies.


Measurement Toolkit. (n.d.) Diaries and logs. https://www.measurement-toolkit.org/physical-activity/subjective-methods/diaries-and-logs

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