Bristol girls dance project (BGDP): protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial of an after-school dance programme to increase physical activity among 11–12 year old girls

@inproceedings{Jago2013BristolGD,
  title={Bristol girls dance project (BGDP): protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial of an after-school dance programme to increase physical activity among 11–12 year old girls},
  author={Russell Jago and Mark J. J. Edwards and Simon J Sebire and Ashley R Cooper and Jane E. Powell and E L Bird and Joanne Simon and Peter S. Blair},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Many children do not meet current UK physical activity (PA) guidelines. Girls are less active than boys throughout childhood, and the age-related decline in PA, particularly from early adolescence, is steeper for girls than for boys. Dance is the favourite form of PA among UK secondary school aged girls. Delivering dance sessions after school could make a significant contribution to girls' PA. Therefore, after-school dance sessions may be an appropriate and cost-effective activity… CONTINUE READING
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