Adherence to physical activity and electronic media guidelines in Australian pre-school children
Okely, Anthony D., Trost, Stewart G., Steele, Julie R., Cliff, Dylan, & Mickle, Karen (2009) Adherence to physical activity and electronic media guidelines in Australian pre-school children. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 45(1-2), pp. 5-8.
The aim of this study was to determine compliance with the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) guideline for physical activity and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendation for electronic media use among urban pre-school children in two large cities on the East Coast of Australia. Cross-sectional data were collected from 266 parents. Time spent using electronic media (watching television, DVDs or on the computer) and in physical activity were parent reported. The proportion who met each guideline was calculated. 56 per cent and 79% of children met the NASPE guideline on weekdays and weekends, respectively, while 73% and 70% met the AAP recommendation on weekdays and weekends, with no difference between boys and girls. A substantial minority do not meet physical activity and electronic media use recommendations, highlighting the need to better understand what factors contribute to physical activity and electronic media use among this group of pre-schoolers.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||ISI Document Delivery No.: 397EE Times Cited: 20 Cited Reference Count: 14 Okely, Anthony D. Trost, Stewart G. Steele, Julie R. Cliff, Dylan P. Mickle, Karen University of Wollongong Strategic Development Research Grant; University of Queensland New Investigator Award The PANDA study was funded by a University of Wollongong Strategic Development Research Grant and a University of Queensland New Investigator Award. We would like to thank Leif Smith and Alison Crowshaw for their assistance with data collection and Lauren Puglisi for her help with manuscript preparation. Wiley-blackwell publishing, inc Malden; <Go to ISI>://WOS:000262644400003|
|Keywords:||compliance, early childhood, epidemiology, exercise, television, obesity, childhood|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
|Deposited On:||30 May 2014 00:45|
|Last Modified:||01 Jun 2014 23:35|
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