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

Alyssa R. Sorenson, Kendra K. Kattelmann, Jessica R. Meendering, Celine M. Kabala, Douglas R. Mathews, Melissa D. Olfert, Sarah E. Colby, Lisa Franzen-Castle, Adrienne A. White

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-166
Number of pages8
JournalTopics in Clinical Nutrition
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

Keywords

  • Accelerometer
  • childhood obesity prevention
  • family-centered
  • youth physical activity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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    Sorenson, A. R., Kattelmann, K. K., Meendering, J. R., Kabala, C. M., Mathews, D. R., Olfert, M. D., Colby, S. E., Franzen-Castle, L., & White, A. A. (2015). Assessment of Physical Activity in 9-to 10-Year-Old Children Participating in a Family-Centered Intervention. Topics in Clinical Nutrition, 30(2), 159-166. https://doi.org/10.1097/TIN.0000000000000032