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The effectiveness of interventions to increase physical activity. A systematic review.
The Guide to Community Preventive Service's methods for systematic reviews were used to evaluate the effectiveness of various approaches to increasing physical activity: informational, behavioral andExpand
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Outcomes of a Field Trial to Improve Children's Dietary Patterns and Physical Activity: The Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health (CATCH)
grade intervention including school food service modifications, enhanced physical education (PE), and classroom health curricula. Twenty-eight additional schools received these components plus familyExpand
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Pathways: a school-based, randomized controlled trial for the prevention of obesity in American Indian schoolchildren.
BACKGROUND Childhood obesity is a major public health problem in the United States, particularly among American Indian communities. OBJECTIVE The objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of aExpand
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School physical education: effect of the Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health.
BACKGROUND Physical inactivity is a risk behavior for cardiovascular and other diseases. Schools can promote public health objectives by increasing physical activity among youth. METHODS The ChildExpand
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Validation of interviewer- and self-administered physical activity checklists for fifth grade students.
The purpose of the study was to evaluate two physical activity recall instruments appropriate for use in epidemiologic studies of fifth grade children. The instruments were similar, except one (PACI)Expand
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Physical activity behavior change: issues in adoption and maintenance.
The many benefits of participation in regular moderate- or vigorous-intensity physical activity are well established, yet more than 60% of the population is sedentary or insufficiently active.Expand
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Determinants of physical activity and interventions in youth.
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A description of the social-ecological framework used in the trial of activity for adolescent girls (TAAG).
Social-ecological (SE) models are becoming more widely used in health behavior research. Applying SE models to the design of interventions is challenging because models must be tailor-made for eachExpand
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Effects of physical activity interventions in youth. Review and synthesis.
INTRODUCTION Physical inactivity has been identified as an important public health concern for youth. School and community settings can be important infrastructures for promoting physical activityExpand
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