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Effects of a school-based physical activity program on physical and psychosocial quality of life in elementary school children : a cluster-randomized trial

Hartmann, Tim and Zahner, Lukas and Pühse, Uwe and Puder, Jardena J. and Kriemler, Susi. (2010) Effects of a school-based physical activity program on physical and psychosocial quality of life in elementary school children : a cluster-randomized trial. Pediatric Exercise Science, 22 (4). pp. 511-522.

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Abstract

The present study tested the effect of a school-based physical activity (PA) program on quality of life (QoL) in 540 elementary school children. First and fifth graders were randomly assigned to a PA program or a no-PA control condition during one academic year. QoL was assessed by the Child Health Questionnaire at baseline and postintervention. Based on mixed linear model analyses, physical QoL in first graders and physical and psychosocial QoL in fifth graders were not affected by the intervention. In first graders, the PA intervention had a positive impact on psychosocial QoL (effect size [d], 0.32; p > .05). Subpopulation analyses revealed that this effect was caused by an effect in urban (effect size [d], 0.38; p > .05) and overweight first graders (effect size [d], 0.45; p > .05). In conclusion, a school-based PA intervention had little effect on QoL in elementary school children.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Endokrinologie / Diabetologie
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Endokrinologie / Diabetologie
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Sport, Bewegung und Gesundheit > Bereich Sportwissenschaft > Sportwissenschaften (Pühse)
UniBasel Contributors:Pühse, Uwe and Puder, Jardena
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Human Kinetics Publishers
ISSN:0899-8493
e-ISSN:1543-2920
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Last Modified:29 Nov 2017 09:25
Deposited On:24 May 2013 09:14

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