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Physical activity during school recess: a systematic review.
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PMID:  22898126     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
CONTEXT: Interest has increased in examining the physical activity levels of young people during school recess. Identifying correlates of their recess physical activity behaviors is timely, and would inform school-based physical activity programming and intervention development. The review examined the correlates of children's and adolescent's physical activity during school recess periods.
EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A systematic search of six electronic databases, reference lists, and personal archives identified 53 studies (47 focused on children) published between January 1990 and April 2011 that met the inclusion criteria. Data were analyzed in 2011. Correlates were categorized using the social-ecological framework.
EVIDENCE SYNTHESIS: Forty-four variables were identified across the four levels of the social-ecological framework, although few correlates were studied repeatedly at each level. Positive associations were found of overall facility provision, unfixed equipment, and perceived encouragement with recess physical activity. Results revealed that boys were more active than girls.
CONCLUSIONS: Providing access to school facilities, providing unfixed equipment, and identifying ways to promote encouragement for physical activity have the potential to inform strategies to increase physical activity levels during recess periods.
Nicola D Ridgers; Jo Salmon; Anne-Maree Parrish; Rebecca M Stanley; Anthony D Okely
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of preventive medicine     Volume:  43     ISSN:  1873-2607     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Prev Med     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8704773     Medline TA:  Am J Prev Med     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  320-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.
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