Bristol girls dance project (BGDP): protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial of an after-school dance programme to increase physical activity among 11--12 year old girls

Russell Jago, Mark J Edwards, Simon J Sebire, Ashley R Cooper, Jane E Powell, Emma L Bird, Joanne Simon, Peter S Blair

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Abstract

Many children do not meet current UK physical activity (PA) guidelines. Girls are less active than boys throughout childhood, and the age-related decline in PA, particularly from early adolescence, is steeper for girls than for boys. Dance is the favourite form of PA among UK secondary school aged girls. Delivering dance sessions after school could make a significant contribution to girls' PA. Therefore, after-school dance sessions may be an appropriate and cost-effective activity through which adolescent girls' PA levels can be increased.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1003
JournalBMC Public Health
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2013

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