Title

Assessment of Physical Activity in 9- to 10-Year-Old Children Participating in a Family-Centered Intervention

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2015

Abstract

Physical activity (PA) was assessed via accelerometers in 48 children who participated in a pilot obesity prevention intervention. Differences between pre- and postmean minutes of sedentary time and PA including light (LPA), moderate (MPA), vigorous (VPA), and moderate-to-vigorous (MVPA) were compared by paired t test (P ≤ 0.05). No significant differences were found (respective mean minutes ± standard deviation; P value): sedentary time (522 ± 46, 525 ± 49; P = 0.69), LPA (263 ± 32, 254 ± 37; P = 0.17), MPA (37 ± 12, 38 ± 12; P = 0.41), VPA (18 ± 11, 23 ± 14; P = 0.17), and MVPA (55 ± 19, 61 ± 23; P = 0.15). These findings prompted PA curriculum revisions, although PA did not significantly increase, 37% at preintervention and 47% at postintervention met PA guidelines.

Publication Title

Topics of Clinical Nutrition

Volume

30

Issue

2

First Page

159

Last Page

166

DOI of Published Version

10.1097/TIN.0000000000000032

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