Accuracy of self-reported home exercise adherence

How accurately do patients self-report home exercise adherence compared to accelerometer data?

Home exercise adherence is significantly overestimated using both exercise diaries and self-reported scales, as compared to accelerometer data. This the conclusion of a recent study that aimed to determine the validity of exercise diaries and self-reported scales for evaluating home exercise adherence compared to accelerometer data.

On top of that, both measures showed large variability between subjects; self-reporting also showed low test-retest reliability. Compared to accelerometer data, exercise journals and self-reporting seem to be inadequate measures of home exercise adherence.


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