A pilot of a video game (DDR) to promote physical activity and decrease sedentary screen time.

@article{Maloney2008APO,
  title={A pilot of a video game (DDR) to promote physical activity and decrease sedentary screen time.},
  author={Ann E Maloney and Terrence C Bethea and Kristine Susan Kelsey and Julie T Marks and Sadye Paez and Angela M Rosenberg and Diane J. Catellier and Robert M. Hamer and Linmarie Sikich},
  journal={Obesity},
  year={2008},
  volume={16 9},
  pages={2074-80}
}
OBJECTIVE We examined the feasibility of Dance Dance Revolution (DDR), a dance video game, in participants' homes, to increase physical activity (PA) and to decrease sedentary screen time (SST). METHODS AND PROCEDURES Sixty children (7.5 +/- 0.5 years) were randomized in a 2:1 ratio to DDR or to wait-list control (10-week delay). DDR use was logged, PA was measured objectively by accelerometry. SST was self-reported at weeks 0 and 10. At week 28, after both groups had access to DDR… CONTINUE READING

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