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Physical activity
Methodology
ASEAN
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2021
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Lee, Y.-S., Komar, J., & Chia, M. Y. H. (2021). Physical activity measurement methodologies: A systematic review in the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). Sports, 9(5), 69. https://doi.org/10.3390/sports9050069
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Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are a preventable threat to livelihood and longevity in the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and insufficient physical activity (PA) is a primary cause of NCDs. A PRISMA based systematic review of measurement methodologies used to assess PA was conducted. 564 studies published between 1978 and 2020 were reviewed. The majority of the PA measurement employed subjective methodologies and were observational and cross-sectional, with disproportionately fewer studies conducted in economically-challenged member nations, except for Brunei. PA research in Brunei, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar constituted 0.4–1.1% while Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia contributed 12–37% of all PA research within ASEAN. A decision matrix can be used to determine the measurement methodology of choice to assess PA. Joint research across ASEAN using a common assessment or measurement template that is co-curated by ASEAN researchers that incorporates multi-level and whole-of-society criteria in terms of PA enablers is a recommendation. This could be co-led by more experienced and better resourced countries so as to produce a unified and universal ‘report card’ for PA measurement within ASEAN.
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2075-4663 (online)
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International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) Southeast Asia Region
Food and Nutrients in Health and Disease Science Cluster
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