Physical Activity of Young Children: A Two-Year Follow-Up

Ziviani, J., Macdonald, D., Ward, H., Jenkins, D. and Rodger, S. (2008) Physical Activity of Young Children: A Two-Year Follow-Up. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 28 1: 25-39. doi:10.1300/J006v28n01_03

Author Ziviani, J.
Macdonald, D.
Ward, H.
Jenkins, D.
Rodger, S.
Title Physical Activity of Young Children: A Two-Year Follow-Up
Journal name Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0194-2638
Publication date 2008-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1300/J006v28n01_03
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 28
Issue 1
Start page 25
End page 39
Total pages 15
Place of publication New York
Publisher Haworth Press
Language eng
Subject C1
110321 Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl. Physiotherapy)
920201 Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
Abstract Inadequate physical activity in children is a major health concern. The purpose of this study was to examine changes in physical activity of boys and girls, between 6-8 and 8-10 years of age and how activity patterns correlated with selected family, child, and environment factors. The sample included 59 children without motor delays (26 boys and 23 girls) between 8 and 10 years of age. Twenty-two of the children participated in a previous study at 6-8 years of age. Parents completed a questionnaire on their children’s non-physical and physical activities. Children wore a pedometer during two weekdays and two weekend days. The results indicate that girls spent more time on homework and reading.
Keyword Children
Physical activity
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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