Publications by authors named "Michelle W Perry"

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Comparing measures of free-living sleep in school-aged children.

Sleep Med 2019 08 18;60:197-201. Epub 2019 Apr 18.

Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, K1H 8L1, Canada.

Objective/background: Recent technological advances and emerging commercially-available consumer-friendly sleep assessment products affords researchers with a host of tools to consider for capturing free-living sleep in children. The purpose of this study was to compare free-living sleep characteristics (duration and bed/wake times) across different measures in children.

Methods: Elementary school-aged children (N = 30, mean age 7.2 years, 63% boys, 87% non-Hispanic white) wore an ActiGraph GT9X Link and Fitbit Charge HR on the non-dominant wrist, with a Beddit 3 Sleep Monitor affixed to their mattress for two consecutive weekend nights of free-living sleep. Parents completed a sleep log of bed and wake times. Absolute differences in bed and wake times were examined and Bland Altman plots assessed the level of agreement across sleep measures.

Results: Across the four sleep measures, total sleep time (TST) ranged from 458 min/night (ActiGraph GT9X Link) to 613 min/night (Parent report). Mean bed and wake times ranged from 8:46 to 9:03, and 6:52 to 7:16, respectively. Pearson correlation coefficients were moderate between all four sleep measures (range r = 0.30-0.71). Bland-Altman plots indicated the highest level of agreement for TST was between Beddit 3 Sleep Monitor and Fitbit Charge HR (mean difference -11.7, limits of agreement: 119.0, -142.4 min).

Conclusions: The findings from this study show a high level of agreement of when a child goes to sleep and wakes up across a variety of sleep measures; however, more work is needed to classify TST once the sleep period has commenced.
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August 2019

Validity and Wearability of Consumer-based Fitness Trackers in Free-living Children.

Int J Exerc Sci 2019 1;12(5):471-482. Epub 2019 Mar 1.

Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Heath, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, USA.

Over the past decade wearable fitness trackers (WFTs) have grown in popularity with more recent versions able to capture the pulse rate noninvasively on the wrist of the wearer. Most of evidence on the validity of WFTs have explored adults in clinical settings. Thus, the purpose of this study is to 1) evaluate the validity of a wrist-placed WFT in determining heart rate, and 2) examine the wear compliance of a wrist-placed WFT, in children in free-living settings. In study 1, 19 children (5-12 yrs) wore a Fitbit Charge HR and a Polar chest strap heart rate (HR) monitor for 2 hours while performing sedentary-to-vigorous activities at a holiday camp in December 2016. In study 2, 20 children with mild developmental disabilities (8-13 yrs) were asked to wear a Fitbit Alta HR during summer 2017. In study 1, mean absolute percent difference between the WFT HR and criterion was 6.9%. Overall, >75% of WFT HRs were within 5-10% of the criterion. Bland Altman plots indicated a moderate-to-high level of agreement between the WFT and criterion (mean difference 4.1%; Limits of Agreement 26.8, -18.5%). In study 2, participants had the device in their possession for 43 days (SD±14, range 14 - 56 days) and wore it on 67% of those days (range: 20 - 96%) for at least 10 hours/day. Preliminary evidence suggests that WFTs can provide comparable HR estimates to a criterion field-based measure and children can wear WFTs for extended monitoring periods in free-living settings.
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March 2019