Physical Activity and Wellbeing in Schools

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Description

This study was a Randomised Controlled trial to assess the effectiveness of two school-based interventions to increase young peoples physical activity and improve well-being. 1494 year 7 students from 60 schools in the North of England took part in the trial. Participants were assigned to 1 of 3 intervention arms or a control group based on a 2×2 factorial design. The interventions were peer-mentoring and participative learning. Year 7 children (aged 11– 12) in the peer-mentoring intervention were paired with year 9 children for 6 weekly mentoring meetings. Year 7 children in the participative learning arm took part in 6 weekly geography lessons using personalised physical activity and Global Positioning System (GPS) data. Year 7 children in the combined intervention received both interventions, with the year 9 children only participating in the mentoring sessions. No significant effects (main or interaction) were observed for the outcomes. However, small positive differences were found for both outcomes for the participative learning intervention.
AcronymMOVE
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/06/121/06/14

Structured keywords

  • SPS Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences

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  • Research Output

    • 1 Article (Academic Journal)

    Clustered randomised controlled trial of two education interventions designed to increase physical activity and wellbeing of secondary school students: The MOVE Project

    Peter, T., Curtis, S. E., Routen, A., Thomson, K. H., Bolden, D. S., Bock, S., Dunn, C. E., Cooper, A. R., Elliott, J. G., Moore, H. J., Summerbell, C. D., Tiffin, P. A. & Kasim, A. S., Jan 2016, In : BMJ Open. 6, 1, 11 p., e009318.

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