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Objectively Measured Physical Activity During Physical Education and School Recess and Their Associations With Academic Performance in Youth: The UP&DOWN Study

  • Published on Apr 4, 2017

Background: This study examined the associations of objectively measured physical activity in Physical Education and recess with academic performance in youth. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted with 1,780 participants aged 6 to 18 years (863 girls). Physical activity was objectively measured by accelerometry and was also classified according to sex- and age specific ...


Does Preschool Physical Activity and Electronic Media Use Predict Later Social and Emotional Skills at 6 to 8 Years? A Cohort Study

  • Published on Apr 4, 2017

Background: Little is known about the associations of preschoolers’ health behaviors with their later psychosocial wellbeing. This study investigates the association of 3- to 5-year-old children’s physical activity and electronic media use with their later social-emotional skills (6-8 years). Methods: Data were collected in 2008–2009 and 2011–2012 for the ...


A non-equivalent group pilot trial of a school-based physical activity and fitness intervention for 10–11 year old english children: born to move

  • Published on Aug 24, 2016

Background: PE lessons are the formal opportunity in schools for promotion of physical activity and fitness. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a pilot PE intervention on physical activity, fitness, and psychosocial outcomes. Methods: Participants were 139 children aged 10–11 years from four schools. For six weeks children in ...


Are We There Yet? Compliance with Physical Activity Standards in YMCA Afterschool Programs

  • Published on Aug 2016

Background: In 2011, the YMCA of the United States adopted physical activity standards for all their afterschool programs (ASPs), which call for children to accumulate 30 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) while attending YMCA ASPs. The extent to which youth attending YMCA ASPs achieve this standard is unknown. Methods: Using a ...


Validation of thigh-based accelerometer estimates of postural allocation in 5–12 year-olds

  • Published on Aug 12, 2016

Objectives: To validate activPAL3™ (AP3) for classifying postural allocation, estimating time spent in postures and examining the number of breaks in sedentary behaviour (SB) in 5–12 year-olds. Design: Laboratory-based validation study. Methods: Fifty-seven children completed 15 sedentary, light- and moderate-to-vigorous intensity activities. Direct observation (DO) was used as the criterion ...


Translating an early childhood obesity prevention program for local community implementation: a case study of the Melbourne InFANT Program

  • Published on Aug 8, 2016

Background: While there is a growing interest in the field of research translation, there are few published examples of public health interventions that have been effectively scaled up and implemented in the community. This paper provides a case study of the community-wide implementation of the Melbourne Infant, Feeding, Activity and ...


Does home equipment contribute to socioeconomic gradients in Australian children’s physical activity, sedentary time and screen time?

  • Published on Aug 5, 2016

Background: Activity behaviours (physical activity, sedentary time and screen time) have been linked to health outcomes in childhood. Furthermore, socioeconomic disparities have been observed in both children’s activity behaviours and health outcomes. Children’s physical home environments may play a role in these relationships. This study aimed to examine ...


Permanent play facility provision is associated with children’s time spent sedentary and in light physical activity during school hours: A cross-sectional study

  • Published on Dec 2016

Objective: To study the associations between: 1) number of permanent outdoor play facilities per pupil and 2) the size of the outdoor play area per pupil with sedentary time and physical activity (PA) during school hours in six-, nine-, and 15-year olds. We conducted a cross-sectional study of nationally representative samples of ...


Classification of physical activity intensities using a wrist-worn accelerometer in 8-12-year-old children.

  • Published on 11 Apr, 2016

Background: Population-specific accelerometer cut-points are required to accurately determine the accumulation of physical activity of various intensities. Objectives: A calibration study was conducted (i) to determine the cut-points for the ActiGraph GT3X+, non-dominant, wrist-mounted accelerometer in children aged 8-12 years and (ii) to compare classification accuracies among the accelerometer's ...


Calibration and Cross-Validation of the ActiGraph wGT3X+ Accelerometer for the Estimation of Physical Activity Intensity in Children with Intellectual Disabilities

  • Published on Oct 19, 2016

Background: Valid objective measurement is integral to increasing our understanding of physical activity and sedentary behaviours. However, no population-specific cut points have been calibrated for children with intellectual disabilities. Therefore, this study aimed to calibrate and cross-validate the first population-specific accelerometer intensity cut points for children with intellectual disabilities. Methods: ...