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Title: The effect of pedometer step goal, feedback and self-monitoring interventions on accelerometer-measured physical activity in children
Authors: Routen, Ash C.
Upton, Dominic
Edwards, Martin G.
Peters, Derek M.
Keywords: Accelerometry
Behavioural science
Intervention study
Pedometry
Youth
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Graduate Journal of Sport, Exercise & Physical Education Research © The Authors
Citation: ROUTEN, A.C. ... et al, 2014. The effect of pedometer step goal, feedback and self-monitoring interventions on accelerometer-measured physical activity in children. Graduate Journal of Sport, Exercise & Physical Education Research, 2, pp. 37-53.
Abstract: This study assessed the utility of 3-week goal-setting, self-monitoring and step-feedback pedometer interventions for increasing physical activity (PA) in children, and the relative impact of individual and group-standardised goals. Three classes of primary school children (n = 68) were randomised to: (a) individual-standardised goal (IS), (b) group-standardised goal (GS) or (c) open pedometer control (CON) groups. PA was assessed via accelerometry (baseline and end-point). There were no main effects for study group, but there was an interaction between time and group for moderate-to-vigorous PA (MVPA), with MVPA time change differing between IS and CON, as MVPA increased in IS but decreased in CON. Mean plots showed MVPA increased in less-active children allocated IS goals, but decreased in GS children. MVPA in more-active children did not change in IS, but declined in GS and CON. Goal-setting, self-monitoring and step-feedback pedometer interventions did not modify PA. Individual-standardised goals may, however, have utility due to mitigating the decline in MVPA in more-active and increasing MVPA in less-active children.
Description: This paper was published in the journal Graduate Journal of Sport, Exercise & Physical Education Research and is also available at http://www.worcester.ac.uk/gjseper/.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/27638
Publisher Link: http://www.worcester.ac.uk/gjseper/
ISSN: 2046-9357
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