Effects of a novel school-based cross-curricular physical activity intervention on cardiovascular disease risk factors in 11- to 14-year-olds: the activity knowledge circuit.

@article{Knox2012EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of a novel school-based cross-curricular physical activity intervention on cardiovascular disease risk factors in 11- to 14-year-olds: the activity knowledge circuit.},
  author={Gareth J Knox and Julien S. Baker and Bruce Davies and Anwen Rees and Kelly A Morgan and S S Cooper and Sinead Brophy and Non Eleri Thomas},
  journal={American journal of health promotion : AJHP},
  year={2012},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={75-83}
}
PURPOSE This study investigates cardiovascular disease risk factor response in adolescents following introduction of brisk walking into curriculum lessons. DESIGN Quasi-experimental. SETTING School-based. SUBJECTS An intervention group consisted of 115 (aged 12.4 ± 0.5 y) year eight participants, and 77 (aged 12.1 ± 1.1 y) year seven and year nine participants formed a control. INTERVENTION An 18-week cross-curricular physical activity intervention was implemented in one secondary… CONTINUE READING