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A ballroom dance classroom program promotes moderate to vigorous physical activity in elementary school children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22208413     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
PURPOSE: To determine if an existing ballroom dance classroom program meets national recommendations to engage children in moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) for ≥50% of class time and to determine class effects on body mass index (BMI).
DESIGN: Prospective descriptive study. Setting . Two New York City public schools.
PARTICIPANTS: Seventy-nine fourth and fifth grade students.
MEASUREMENTS: The System for Observing Fitness Instruction Time (SOFIT) and direct heart rate monitoring were used to determine participants' MVPA levels during class time. Weight and height were measured to calculate BMI.
ANALYSIS: Means were calculated for continuous variables; frequency counts and percentages were calculated for categorical variables. Change in BMI percentiles was assessed by using Bhapkar's χ(2) test of overall marginal homogeneity.
RESULTS: Data from SOFIT observations showed that a mean of 50.0% and 67.0% of class time in the first and second halves of the program, respectively, were spent in MVPA. Data from the heart rate monitoring revealed that 71.1% of students were at ≥25% heart rate reserve, which indicated MVPA for ≥50% of class time. Improvement was seen in BMI percentile (p= .051).
CONCLUSION: Ballroom dance provides MVPA in elementary school children for ≥50% of class time and has a positive impact on BMI percentiles.
Authors:
Shirley Y Huang; Jeannette Hogg; Stephanie Zandieh; Susan B Bostwick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of health promotion : AJHP     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0890-1171     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Health Promot     Publication Date:    2012 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-02     Completed Date:  2012-05-03     Revised Date:  2013-08-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701680     Medline TA:  Am J Health Promot     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  160-5     Citation Subset:  T    
Affiliation:
Clinical and Translational Science Center, Weill Cornell Medical College, 525 E. 68th Street, New York, NY 10065, USA. jeh9008@nyp.org
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Body Mass Index
Chi-Square Distribution
Child
Child Welfare
Curriculum
Dancing / physiology*
Female
Health Education
Health Promotion / methods*
Heart Rate
Humans
Male
Motor Activity / physiology*
Physical Fitness
Prospective Studies
Schools*
Social Marketing*
Students*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
M01 RR00047/RR/NCRR NIH HHS; RR0024996/RR/NCRR NIH HHS; UL1 TR000457/TR/NCATS NIH HHS
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