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Research priorities for child and adolescent physical activity and sedentary behaviours: an international perspective using a twin - panel Delphi procedure

Gillis, L. and Tomkinson, G. and Olds, T. and Moreira, C. and Christie, C. and Nigg, C. and Cerin, E. and Sluijs, E.V. and Stratton, G. and Janssen, I. and Dorovolomo, Jeremy and Reilly, J.J. and Jorge, M. and Zayed, K. and Kawalski, K. and Andersen, L.B. and Carrizosa, M. and Tremblay, M. and Chia, M. and Hamlin, M. and Thomas, N.E. and Maddison, R. and Biddle, S. and Gorely, T. and Onywera, V. and Mechelen, W.V. (2013) Research priorities for child and adolescent physical activity and sedentary behaviours: an international perspective using a twin - panel Delphi procedure. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 10 . p. 112. ISSN 1479-5868

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Abstract

Background The quantity and quality of studies in child and adolescent physical activity and sedentary behaviour have rapidly increased, but research directions are often pursued in a reactive and uncoordinated manner. Aim To arrive at an international consensus on research priorities in the area of child and adolescent physical activity and sedentary behaviour. Methods Two independent panels, each consisting of 12 experts, undertook three rounds of a Delphi methodology. The Delphi methodology required experts to anonymously answer questions put forward by the researchers with feedback provided between each round. Results The primary outcome of the study was a ranked set of 29 research priorities that aimed to be applicable for the next 10 years. The top three ranked priorities were: developing effective and sustainable interventions to increase children’s physical activity long-term; policy and/or environmental change and their influence on children’s physical activity and sedentary behaviour; and prospective, longitudinal studies of the independent effects of physical activity and sedentary behaviour on health. Conclusions These research priorities can help to guide decisions on future research directions.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Education
Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2014 09:25
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2016 14:54
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/7170
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