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Measurement of Physical Fitness and 24/7 Physical Activity, Standing, Sedentary Behavior, and Time in Bed in Working-Age Finns: Study Protocol for FINFIT 2021

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The UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, 33500 Tampere, Finland
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Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, 40014 Jyväskylä, Finland
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Department of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Oulu Deaconess Institute Foundation, 90100 Oulu, Finland
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Kuopio Research Institute of Exercise Medicine, 70100 Kuopio, Finland
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Department of Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine, Science Service Center, Kuopio University Hospital, 70210 Kuopio, Finland
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The Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology, Tampere University, 33014 Tampere, Finland
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Academic Editor: Fernando Albericio
Methods Protoc. 2022, 5(1), 7; https://doi.org/10.3390/mps5010007
Received: 15 December 2021 / Revised: 8 January 2022 / Accepted: 10 January 2022 / Published: 13 January 2022
(This article belongs to the Section Public Health Research)
Background: Population studies gathering measured data on fitness and physical behavior, covering physical activity, standing, sedentary behavior, and time in bed, are scarce. This article describes the protocol of the FINFIT 2021 study that measures fitness and physical behavior in a population-based sample of adults and analyzes their associations and dose–response relationships with several health indicators. Methods: The study comprises a stratified random sample of 20–69-year-old men and women (n = 16,500) from seven city-centered regions in Finland. Physical behavior is measured 24/7 by tri-axial accelerometry and analyzed with validated MAD-APE algorithms. Health and fitness examinations include fasting blood samples, measurements of blood pressure, anthropometry, and health-related fitness. Domains of health, functioning, well-being, and socio-demographics are assessed by a questionnaire. The data are being collected between September 2021 and February 2022. Discussion: The study provides population data on physical fitness and physical behavior 24/7. Physical behavior patterns by intensity and duration on an hour-by-hour basis will be provided. In the future, the baseline data will be assessed against prospective register-based data on incident diseases, healthcare utilization, sickness absence, premature retirement, and death. A similar study will be conducted every fourth year with a new random population sample. View Full-Text
Keywords: accelerometer; health; noncommunicable diseases; register; adults; active travel; fitness accelerometer; health; noncommunicable diseases; register; adults; active travel; fitness
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Husu, P.; Vähä-Ypyä, H.; Tokola, K.; Sievänen, H.; Mänttäri, A.; Kokko, S.; Kaikkonen, K.M.; Savonen, K.; Vasankari, T. Measurement of Physical Fitness and 24/7 Physical Activity, Standing, Sedentary Behavior, and Time in Bed in Working-Age Finns: Study Protocol for FINFIT 2021. Methods Protoc. 2022, 5, 7. https://doi.org/10.3390/mps5010007

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Husu P, Vähä-Ypyä H, Tokola K, Sievänen H, Mänttäri A, Kokko S, Kaikkonen KM, Savonen K, Vasankari T. Measurement of Physical Fitness and 24/7 Physical Activity, Standing, Sedentary Behavior, and Time in Bed in Working-Age Finns: Study Protocol for FINFIT 2021. Methods and Protocols. 2022; 5(1):7. https://doi.org/10.3390/mps5010007

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Husu, Pauliina, Henri Vähä-Ypyä, Kari Tokola, Harri Sievänen, Ari Mänttäri, Sami Kokko, Kaisu M. Kaikkonen, Kai Savonen, and Tommi Vasankari. 2022. "Measurement of Physical Fitness and 24/7 Physical Activity, Standing, Sedentary Behavior, and Time in Bed in Working-Age Finns: Study Protocol for FINFIT 2021" Methods and Protocols 5, no. 1: 7. https://doi.org/10.3390/mps5010007

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