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Activity monitors

Some of you will be asked if you are willing to wear an activity monitor continuously for 8 days and nights to monitor your physical activity.

Physical activity is known to affect physical and mental health in many ways. However, it can be hard to measure accurately, and many studies rely on asking people to remember the amount of time they spent doing different activities. Information collected by the activity monitors will help researchers to better understand how physical activity affects health.

The monitor is worn like a watch and records body movements during normal daily activities, like standing, walking or running. It also captures inactive periods such as time spent sitting and sleeping.

We would like participants to wear the monitor for 8 days continuously, including at night. The monitor is waterproof so can be worn in the shower, bath and whilst swimming. It does not have GPS technology or a camera and cannot track your whereabouts.

Once the monitor has been returned, we will send you feedback about your physical activity during the 8 days and nights.

The interviewer will explain more about the monitor and answer any questions you may have.