Exploring the complex pathways among specific types of technology, self-reported sleep duration and body mass index in UK adolescents

@article{Arora2013ExploringTC,
  title={Exploring the complex pathways among specific types of technology, self-reported sleep duration and body mass index in UK adolescents},
  author={Teresa Arora and Ss. Hussain and Keith Lam and Guiqing Yao and G Neil Thomas and Shahrad Taheri},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2013},
  volume={37},
  pages={1254-1260}
}
Objective:To examine the independent associations between sleep duration, four technology types (computer use, mobile telephones, TV viewing and video gaming) and body mass index (BMI) z-score. We propose a theoretical path model showing direct effects of four technology types on BMI z-score and sleep duration as well as the indirect effects of each technology on BMI z-score while considering sleep duration as a mediator.Methods:Consenting adolescents (n=632; 63.9% girls, aged 11–18 years) were… CONTINUE READING
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