A school-based intervention to promote physical activity among adolescent girls: rationale, design, and baseline data from the Girls in Sport group randomised controlled trial.

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BMC public health, ISSN: 1471-2458, Vol: 11, Issue: 1, Page: 658

Publication Year:
2011
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https://epubs.scu.edu.au/educ_pubs/836; https://works.bepress.com/mbatterham/60; https://ro.uow.edu.au/edupapers/524; https://works.bepress.com/mbatterham/29; https://works.bepress.com/a_okely/70
PMID:
21854609
DOI:
10.1186/1471-2458-11-658
PMCID:
PMC3175189; 3175189
Author(s):
Okely, Anthony D; Cotton, Wayne G; Lubans, David R; Morgan, Philip J; Puglisi, Lauren; Miller, Judy; Wright, Jan; Batterham, Marijka J; Peralta, Louisa R; Perry, Janine
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Springer Nature
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Medicine; sport; data; baseline; design; rationale; girls; adolescent; among; activity; physical; promote; trial; intervention; controlled; school; randomised; group; Education
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Physical activity levels decline markedly among girls during adolescence. School-based interventions that are multi-component in nature, simultaneously targeting curricular, school environment and policy, and community links, are a promising approach for promoting physical activity. This report describes the rationale, design and baseline data from the Girls in Sport group randomised trial, which aims to prevent the decline in moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity (MVPA) among adolescent girls.