Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviors and Health-Related Quality of Life in Adolescents

  title={Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviors and Health-Related Quality of Life in Adolescents},
  author={Bamini Gopinath and Louise L. Hardy and Louise A. Baur and George Burlutsky and Paul Mitchell},
  pages={e167 - e174}
OBJECTIVE: Our goal was to assess cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between physical activity and sedentary behaviors (television viewing, computer and video-game usage, and reading) with health-related QoL. METHODS: Of 2353 children surveyed (median age: 12.7 years), 1216 were resurveyed 5 years later, and 475 were newly recruited into the study (N = 1691). Children completed detailed activity questionnaires. Health-related QoL was assessed by using the Pediatric Quality of Life… 

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