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Latin American interventions in children and adolescents' sedentary behavior: A systematic review

Journal Article


Abstract


  • © 2020 Universidade de Sao Paulo. OBJECTIVE: To identify and evaluate the effects of community-based interventions on the sedentary behavior (SB) of Latin American children and adolescents. METHODS: A s ystematic r eview o n c ommunity-based t rials t o r educe a nd/or c ontrol S B in Latin American countries (Prospero: CRD42017072157). Five databases (PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus, SciELO and Lilacs) and a reference lists were searched. RESULTS: Ten intervention studies met the eligibility criteria and composed the descriptive synthesis. These studies were conducted in Brazil (n=5), Mexico (n=3), Ecuador (n=1) and Colombia (n=1). M ost i nterventions w ere i mplemented i n s chools (n=8) b y e ducational components, such as meetings, lessons, and seminars, on health-related subjects (n=6). Only two studies adopted specific strategies to reduce/control SB; others focused on increasing physical activity and/or improving diet. Only one study used an accelerometer to measure SB. Seven studies investigated recreational screen time. Eight studies showed statistically significant effects on SB reduction (80%). CONCLUSIONS: Latin America community-based interventions reduced children and adolescents' SB. Further studies should: define SB as a primary outcome and implement strategies to reduce such behaviour; focus in different SBs and settings, other than recreational screen time or at-home sitting time; and use objective tools together with questionnaires to measure sedentary behaviour in.

Authors


  •   Ribeiro, Evelyn (external author)
  •   Guerra, Paulo (external author)
  •   de Oliveira, Ana (external author)
  •   da Silva, Kelly (external author)
  •   Santos, Priscila (external author)
  •   Santos, Rute M. (external author)
  •   Okely, Anthony D.
  •   Florindo, Alex (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Ribeiro, E., Guerra, P., de Oliveira, A., da Silva, K., Santos, P., Roberto Dos Santos, R., Okely, A. & Florindo, A. (2020). Latin American interventions in children and adolescents' sedentary behavior: A systematic review. Revista de Saude Publica, 54

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85085961147

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/asshpapers/244

Volume


  • 54

Place Of Publication


  • Brazil

Abstract


  • © 2020 Universidade de Sao Paulo. OBJECTIVE: To identify and evaluate the effects of community-based interventions on the sedentary behavior (SB) of Latin American children and adolescents. METHODS: A s ystematic r eview o n c ommunity-based t rials t o r educe a nd/or c ontrol S B in Latin American countries (Prospero: CRD42017072157). Five databases (PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus, SciELO and Lilacs) and a reference lists were searched. RESULTS: Ten intervention studies met the eligibility criteria and composed the descriptive synthesis. These studies were conducted in Brazil (n=5), Mexico (n=3), Ecuador (n=1) and Colombia (n=1). M ost i nterventions w ere i mplemented i n s chools (n=8) b y e ducational components, such as meetings, lessons, and seminars, on health-related subjects (n=6). Only two studies adopted specific strategies to reduce/control SB; others focused on increasing physical activity and/or improving diet. Only one study used an accelerometer to measure SB. Seven studies investigated recreational screen time. Eight studies showed statistically significant effects on SB reduction (80%). CONCLUSIONS: Latin America community-based interventions reduced children and adolescents' SB. Further studies should: define SB as a primary outcome and implement strategies to reduce such behaviour; focus in different SBs and settings, other than recreational screen time or at-home sitting time; and use objective tools together with questionnaires to measure sedentary behaviour in.

Authors


  •   Ribeiro, Evelyn (external author)
  •   Guerra, Paulo (external author)
  •   de Oliveira, Ana (external author)
  •   da Silva, Kelly (external author)
  •   Santos, Priscila (external author)
  •   Santos, Rute M. (external author)
  •   Okely, Anthony D.
  •   Florindo, Alex (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Ribeiro, E., Guerra, P., de Oliveira, A., da Silva, K., Santos, P., Roberto Dos Santos, R., Okely, A. & Florindo, A. (2020). Latin American interventions in children and adolescents' sedentary behavior: A systematic review. Revista de Saude Publica, 54

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85085961147

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/asshpapers/244

Volume


  • 54

Place Of Publication


  • Brazil