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Physical activity during school recess: a systematic review

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Abstract


  • 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:

    Asystematicsearchofsixelectronicdatabases,referencelists,andpersonal

    archives identifıed 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 identifıed across the four levels of the social–

    ecological framework, although few correlates were studied repeatedly at each level. Positive associ-

    ations were found of overall facility provision, unfıxed equipment, and perceived encouragement

    with recess physical activity. Results revealed that boys were more active than girls.

    Conclusions:

    Providing access to school facilities, providing unfıxed equipment, and identifying

    ways to promote encouragement for physical activity have the potential to inform strategies to

    increase physical activity levels during recess periods.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Ridgers, N. D., Salmon, J., Parrish, A., Stanley, R. M. & Okely, A. D. (2012). Physical activity during school recess: a systematic review. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 43 (3), 320-328.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84865685727

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1105&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/106

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 320

End Page


  • 328

Volume


  • 43

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • 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:

    Asystematicsearchofsixelectronicdatabases,referencelists,andpersonal

    archives identifıed 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 identifıed across the four levels of the social–

    ecological framework, although few correlates were studied repeatedly at each level. Positive associ-

    ations were found of overall facility provision, unfıxed equipment, and perceived encouragement

    with recess physical activity. Results revealed that boys were more active than girls.

    Conclusions:

    Providing access to school facilities, providing unfıxed equipment, and identifying

    ways to promote encouragement for physical activity have the potential to inform strategies to

    increase physical activity levels during recess periods.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Ridgers, N. D., Salmon, J., Parrish, A., Stanley, R. M. & Okely, A. D. (2012). Physical activity during school recess: a systematic review. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 43 (3), 320-328.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84865685727

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1105&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/106

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 320

End Page


  • 328

Volume


  • 43

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • United States