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Active Living: development and quasi-experimental evaluation of a school-centered physical activity intervention for primary school children

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, December 2015
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Title
Active Living: development and quasi-experimental evaluation of a school-centered physical activity intervention for primary school children
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BMC Public Health, December 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12889-015-2633-1
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Dave H. H. Van Kann, M. W. J. Jansen, S. I. de Vries, N. K. de Vries, S. P. J. Kremers

Abstract

The worldwide increase in the rates of childhood overweight and physical inactivity requires successful prevention and intervention programs for children. The aim of the Active Living project is to increase physical activity and decrease sedentary behavior of Dutch primary school children by developing and implementing tailored, multicomponent interventions at and around schools. In this project, school-centered interventions have been developed at 10 schools in the south of the Netherlands, using a combined top-down and bottom-up approach in which a research unit and a practice unit continuously interact. The interventions consist of a combination of physical and social interventions tailored to local needs of intervention schools. The process and short- and long-term effectiveness of the interventions will be evaluated using a quasi-experimental study design in which 10 intervention schools are matched with 10 control schools. Baseline and follow-up measurements (after 12 and 24 months) have been conducted in grades 6 and 7 and included accelerometry, GPS, and questionnaires. Primary outcome of the Active Living study is the change in physical activity levels, i.e. sedentary behavior (SB), light physical activity (LPA), moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA), and counts-per-minute (CPM). Multilevel regression analyses will be used to assess the effectiveness of isolated and combined physical and social interventions on children's PA levels. The current intervention study is unique in its combined approach of physical and social environmental PA interventions both at school(yard)s as well as in the local neighborhood around the schools. The strength of the study lies in the quasi-experimental design including objective measurement techniques, i.e. accelerometry and GPS, combined with more subjective techniques, i.e. questionnaires, implementation logbooks, and neighborhood observations. Current Controlled Trials ISRCTN25497687 (registration date 21/10/2015), METC 12-4-077, Project number 200130003.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 137 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 26 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 14%
Student > Bachelor 16 11%
Researcher 13 9%
Student > Postgraduate 11 8%
Other 27 19%
Unknown 28 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 34 24%
Nursing and Health Professions 20 14%
Social Sciences 17 12%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 4%
Other 23 16%
Unknown 32 23%

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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 08 January 2016.
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#1,578,550
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#83,927
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#104
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