Katherine E Reed

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PURPOSE The purpose of this study was twofold: 1) to evaluate the effectiveness of a school-based physical activity intervention, Action Schools! BC (AS! BC), for maintaining academic performance in a multiethnic group of elementary children, and 2) to determine whether boys and girls' academic performance changed similarly after participation in AS! BC. (More)
The 'active school' model offers promise for promoting school-based physical activity (PA); however, few intervention trials have evaluated its effectiveness. Thus, our purpose was to: (1) describe Action Schools! BC (AS! BC) and its implementation (fidelity and feasibility) and (2) evaluate the impact of AS! BC on school provision of PA. Ten elementary(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of an active school model on children's physical activity (PA). DESIGN 16-month cluster randomised controlled trial. SETTING 10 elementary schools in Greater Vancouver, BC. PARTICIPANTS 515 children aged 9-11 years. INTERVENTION Action Schools! BC (AS! BC) is an active school model that provided schools with training(More)
Few studies have investigated whether relative age effects (RAEs) exist in school sport. None have sought to test the competing maturational and social-agent hypotheses proposed to explain the RAE. We aimed to determine the presence of RAEs in multiple school sports and examine the contribution of maturational and social factors in commonplace school(More)
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