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Validity of a practitioner-administered observational tool to measure physical activity, nutrition, and screen time in school-age programs

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, November 2014
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Title
Validity of a practitioner-administered observational tool to measure physical activity, nutrition, and screen time in school-age programs
Published in
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, November 2014
DOI 10.1186/s12966-014-0145-5
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Rebekka M Lee, Karen M Emmons, Cassandra A Okechukwu, Jessica L Barrett, Erica L Kenney, Angie L Cradock, Catherine M Giles, Madeleine E deBlois, Steven L Gortmaker

Abstract

BackgroundNutrition and physical activity interventions have been effective in creating environmental changes in afterschool programs. However, accurate assessment can be time-consuming and expensive as initiatives are scaled up for optimal population impact. This study aims to determine the criterion validity of a simple, low-cost, practitioner-administered observational measure of afterschool physical activity, nutrition, and screen time practices and child behaviors.MethodsDirectors from 35 programs in three cities completed the Out-of-School Nutrition and Physical Activity Observational Practice Assessment Tool (OSNAP-OPAT) on five days. Trained observers recorded snacks served and obtained accelerometer data each day during the same week. Observations of physical activity participation and snack consumption were conducted on two days. Correlations were calculated to validate weekly average estimates from OSNAP-OPAT compared to criterion measures. Weekly criterion averages are based on 175 meals served, snack consumption of 528 children, and physical activity levels of 356 children.ResultsOSNAP-OPAT validly assessed serving water (r¿=¿0.73), fruits and vegetables (r¿=¿0.84), juice >4oz (r¿=¿0.56), and grains (r¿=¿0.60) at snack; sugary drinks (r¿=¿0.71) and foods (r¿=¿0.68) from outside the program; and children¿s water consumption (r¿=¿0.56) (all p <0.05). Reports of physical activity time offered were correlated with accelerometer estimates (minutes of moderate and vigorous physical activity r¿=¿0.59, p¿=¿0.02; vigorous physical activity r¿=¿0.63, p¿=¿0.01). The reported proportion of children participating in moderate and vigorous physical activity was correlated with observations (r¿=¿0.48, p¿=¿0.03), as were reports of computer (r¿=¿0.85) and TV/movie (r¿=¿0.68) time compared to direct observations (both p¿<¿0.01).ConclusionsOSNAP-OPAT can assist researchers and practitioners in validly assessing nutrition and physical activity environments and behaviors in afterschool settings.Trial registrationPhase 1 of this measure validation was conducted during a study registered at clinicaltrials.gov NCT01396473.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 137 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 29 21%
Student > Master 22 16%
Student > Bachelor 20 14%
Researcher 16 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 6%
Other 20 14%
Unknown 24 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 25 18%
Social Sciences 18 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 18 13%
Psychology 9 6%
Computer Science 8 6%
Other 33 24%
Unknown 29 21%

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#3,721,982
of 14,207,346 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
#1,064
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Outputs of similar age
#70,840
of 300,786 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
#70
of 97 outputs
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