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Action 3:30R: protocol for a cluster randomised feasibility study of a revised teaching assistant-led extracurricular physical activity intervention for 8- to 10-year-olds

Overview of attention for article published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies, December 2017
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Title
Action 3:30R: protocol for a cluster randomised feasibility study of a revised teaching assistant-led extracurricular physical activity intervention for 8- to 10-year-olds
Published in
Pilot and Feasibility Studies, December 2017
DOI 10.1186/s40814-017-0213-0
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Byron Tibbitts, Alice Porter, Simon J. Sebire, Chris Metcalfe, Emma Bird, Jane Powell, Russell Jago

Abstract

Approximately half of 7-year-old children do not meet physical activity (PA) recommendations. Interventions targeting primary school children's afterschool discretionary time could increase PA. Teaching assistants (TAs) are a school resource and could be trained to deliver after-school PA programmes. Building on earlier work, this paper describes the protocol for a cluster randomised feasibility study of a teaching assistant-led after-school intervention aimed at increasing PA levels of year 4 and 5 children (8-10 years old). Phase 1-pre-baseline: 12 schools will be recruited. In all schools, self-reported PA will be measured in all consenting year 3 and 4 children. In four schools, pupils will additionally wear a waist-worn Actigraph accelerometer for 7 days.Phase 2-baseline: schools will be randomised to one of two enhanced recruitment strategies being tested for children: (1) a club briefing and (2) the briefing plus a taster Action 3:30 session. Up to 30 children per school will be able to attend Action 3:30 sessions and will provide baseline data on height, weight, psychosocial variables and accelerometer-measured PA.Phase 3-intervention and follow-up: Schools randomised into intervention or control arm. Intervention schools (n = 6) will receive a 15-week after-school programme when children are in years 4 and 5, run by TAs who have attended a 25-h Action 3:30 training programme. Control schools (n = 6) will continue with normal practice. Follow-up measures will be a repeat of baseline measures at the end of the 15-week intervention.Phase 4-process evaluation: session attendance, perceived enjoyment and perceived exertion will be assessed during the intervention, as well as the economic impact on schools. Post-study qualitative assessments with TAs, school contacts and pupils will identify how the programme could be refined. Accelerometer-determined minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) per day will be calculated as this is likely to be the primary outcome in a future definitive trial. The Action 3:30 cluster randomised feasibility trial will assess the public health potential of this intervention approach and provide the information necessary to progress to a definitive cluster randomised controlled trial. ISRCTN34001941. Registered 01/12/2016.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 36 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 19%
Researcher 6 17%
Student > Master 4 11%
Professor 2 6%
Other 1 3%
Other 3 8%
Unknown 13 36%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 5 14%
Sports and Recreations 5 14%
Psychology 4 11%
Social Sciences 4 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 3%
Other 5 14%
Unknown 12 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 December 2017.
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#3,630,526
of 13,845,567 outputs
Outputs from Pilot and Feasibility Studies
#192
of 419 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#120,514
of 398,684 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Pilot and Feasibility Studies
#20
of 51 outputs
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