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Primary prevention of overweight in children and adolescents: a meta-analysis of the effectiveness of interventions aiming to decrease sedentary behaviour

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, May 2012
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Title
Primary prevention of overweight in children and adolescents: a meta-analysis of the effectiveness of interventions aiming to decrease sedentary behaviour
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International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, May 2012
DOI 10.1186/1479-5868-9-61
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Amy van Grieken, Nicole PM Ezendam, Winifred D Paulis, Johannes C van der Wouden, Hein Raat

Abstract

The objectives of this meta-analysis were to provide an overview of the evidence regarding the effects of interventions, implemented in the school- and general population setting, aiming to prevent excessive sedentary behaviour in children and adolescents on (1) the amount of sedentary behaviour and (2) BMI. Differences in effects on sedentary behaviour and BMI between single health behaviour interventions (sedentary behaviour only) and multiple health behaviour interventions were explored. A literature search was conducted in PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, PsycINFO and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Thirty-four (R)CT studies evaluating 33 general population interventions, published between 1990 and April 2011, aiming to decrease sedentary behaviour in normal weight children or adolescents (0-18 years) were included. Intervention duration ranged from 7 days to 4 years. Mean change in sedentary behaviour and BMI from baseline to post-intervention was calculated using a random effects model. Results showed significant decreases for the amount of sedentary behaviour and BMI. For sedentary behaviour the post-intervention mean difference was -17.95 min/day (95%CI:-26.61;-9.28); the change-from-baseline mean difference was -20.44 min/day (95%CI:-30.69;-10.20). For BMI the post-intervention mean difference was -0.25 kg/m² (95%CI:-0.40;-0.09); the change-from-baseline mean difference was -0.14 kg/m² (95%CI:-0.23;-0.05). No differences were found between single and multiple health behaviour interventions. Interventions in the school- and general population setting aiming to reduce only sedentary behaviour and interventions targeting multiple health behaviours can result in significant decreases in sedentary behaviour. Studies need to increase follow-up time to estimate the sustainability of the intervention effects found.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 231 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 50 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 40 17%
Researcher 40 17%
Student > Bachelor 15 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 15 6%
Other 51 22%
Unknown 26 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 55 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 31 13%
Social Sciences 29 12%
Psychology 28 12%
Sports and Recreations 25 11%
Other 22 9%
Unknown 47 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. 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 28 February 2013.
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#825
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#13,452
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#4
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