Validation of a new self-report instrument for measuring physical activity

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Validation of a new self-report instrument for measuring physical activity. / Aadahl, Mette; Jørgensen, Torben.

I: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Bind 35, Nr. 7, 01.07.2003, s. 1196-1202.

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Aadahl, M & Jørgensen, T 2003, 'Validation of a new self-report instrument for measuring physical activity', Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, bind 35, nr. 7, s. 1196-1202. https://doi.org/10.1249/01.MSS.0000074446.02192.14

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Aadahl, M., & Jørgensen, T. (2003). Validation of a new self-report instrument for measuring physical activity. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 35(7), 1196-1202. https://doi.org/10.1249/01.MSS.0000074446.02192.14

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Aadahl M, Jørgensen T. Validation of a new self-report instrument for measuring physical activity. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2003 jul 1;35(7):1196-1202. https://doi.org/10.1249/01.MSS.0000074446.02192.14

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Aadahl, Mette ; Jørgensen, Torben. / Validation of a new self-report instrument for measuring physical activity. I: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2003 ; Bind 35, Nr. 7. s. 1196-1202.

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