The importance of parental beliefs and support for pedometer-measured physical activity on school days and weekend days among Canadian children

@inproceedings{Ploeg2013TheIO,
  title={The importance of parental beliefs and support for pedometer-measured physical activity on school days and weekend days among Canadian children},
  author={Kerry A Vander Ploeg and Stefan Kuhle and Katerina Maximova and Jonathan McGavock and Biao Wu and Paul J Veugelers},
  booktitle={BMC Public Health},
  year={2013}
}
BackgroundParental influences are essential to the behaviours and physical activity of their children. Our study aimed to determine if parental beliefs and support are associated with children’s pedometer measured physical activity levels on school days and weekend days.MethodsIn the spring of 2009 and 2011, we analyzed cross-sectional data from 1,355 grade five students and parents in 30 schools in Alberta, Canada. Parents reported how much they care about exercising, how much they encourage… CONTINUE READING
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