Changing from primary to secondary school highlights opportunities for school environment interventions aiming to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour: a longitudinal cohort study

@inproceedings{Marks2015ChangingFP,
  title={Changing from primary to secondary school highlights opportunities for school environment interventions aiming to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour: a longitudinal cohort study},
  author={Jennifer Marks and Lisa M. Barnett and Claudia Strugnell and Steven Allender},
  booktitle={The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND There is little empirical evidence of the impact of transition from primary to secondary school on obesity-related risk behaviour. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a change of school system on physical activity (PA) and sedentary behaviour in pre-early adolescents. METHODS Fifteen schools in Victoria, Australia were recruited at random from the bottom two strata of a five level socio-economic scale. In nine schools, students in year 6 primary school… CONTINUE READING
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