Psychometric properties of the physical activity level screening (PALS) for preschoolers with a developmental delay and/or a disability were examined in this study. The mean age of participants (16 boys and 14 girls) was 54.9 months (standard deviation, 10.4). Each participant wore one Actical accelerometer and was filmed for 20 min during the active play time. Intrarater and interrater reliability, and validity of the PALS data were examined. The proportion of agreement for intrarater was 87.5% and 85.6% for interrater reliability. Intraclass correlation coeffi-cients were 0.99 for intrarater and 0.96 for interrater. The PALS data showed moderate correlation with Actical data (r=0.67, P < 0.01).
- Psychometric properties
- Systematic observation