Effectiveness of the PLAYgrounds programme on PA levels during recess in 6-year-old to 12-year-old children.

@article{Janssen2015EffectivenessOT,
  title={Effectiveness of the PLAYgrounds programme on PA levels during recess in 6-year-old to 12-year-old children.},
  author={Mirka Janssen and Jos W. R. Twisk and Huub M. Toussaint and Willem van Mechelen and Evert A L M Verhagen},
  journal={British journal of sports medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={49 4},
  pages={259-64}
}
AIMS Worldwide levels of daily physical activity (PA) in children are low. This has negative health consequences. Schools have been recognised as key settings to promote PA. This study evaluates the effectiveness of the playground programme PLAYgrounds on increasing PA. METHODS PLAYgrounds was evaluated by a controlled trial, with a follow-up during one school year (10 months). Accelerometer data were collected on 1500 children in total, divided over 19 sampling moments (every 2 weeks… CONTINUE READING
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