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Nutrición Hospitalaria

On-line version ISSN 1699-5198Print version ISSN 0212-1611


CALLEJA FERNANDEZ, A.; VIDAL CASARIEGO, A.  and  BALLESTEROS POMAR, M.ª D.. Comparative study of total energy expenditure estimated by Sense Wear Armband and Harris-Benedict equation in healthy ambulatory population: utility in clincal practice. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2012, vol.27, n.4, pp.1244-1247. ISSN 1699-5198.

Introduction: Different methodologies for estimating total energy expenditure (TEE) are currently used. Objective: To know which tool is most useful to estimate TEE in healthy subjects: SenseWearArmband (SWA) or Harris-Benedict (HB). Methodology: Cross-sectional study in 32 volunteers. SWA was placed for 24 hours and TEE was estimated with HB and the activity factor calculated with a 24-h activity questionnaire. Results: The difference between both estimates of TEE was 351.9 (95% CI 222.2 to 481.6) kcal/day (p < 0.001). This difference was associated with obesity, but not with sex. The value of ICC was 65.0% (95% CI 7.8% to 86.2%) being statistically significant (p < 0.001). There was a significant difference in the estimation of the activity between both techniques [0.4 (CI 95% 0.1 to 0.7) hours (p = 0.007)]. Conclusions: A significant difference in the estimation of TEE using HB and SWA has been found.

Keywords : Energy expenditure; Healthy subjects; Physical activity.

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