Accelerometry-assessed sedentary behaviour and physical activity levels during the segmented school day in 10–14-year-old children: the HAPPY study

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/294903
Title:
Accelerometry-assessed sedentary behaviour and physical activity levels during the segmented school day in 10–14-year-old children: the HAPPY study
Authors:
Bailey, Daniel Paul ( 0000-0003-3772-630X ) ; Fairclough, Stuart J. ( 0000-0001-8358-1979 ) ; Savory, Louise A.; Denton, Sarah J.; Pang, Dong; Deane, Colleen S.; Kerr, Catherine J.
Abstract:
The school day offers several different time periods that provide varying opportunities for sedentary time (SED) and engagement in physical activity (PA), yet little is known about the PA and sedentary behaviour patterns of boys and girls during these times. The volume, intensity and temporal distributions of SED and PA undertaken by 135 schoolchildren aged 10-14 years, during different segments of the school day: (a) school transport, (b) morning recess, (c) lunch break, (d) class time and (e) after school, were explored using triaxial accelerometry. PA was categorised into SED, light PA (LPA), moderate PA (MPA) and vigorous PA (VPA). Girls engaged in significantly more SED and LPA than boys during recess and lunch break (p < 0.05), while boys engaged in significantly higher levels of VPA during recess (p < 0.001) and MPA and VPA during lunch break (p < 0.001). PA engagement was similar between sexes during other segments of the day. Conclusion: PA patterns appear more beneficial for health in boys during less structured school-based time periods and interventions may therefore target opportunities for girls to be physically active during these times to overcome this observed sex deficit.
Citation:
Bailey, D.P., Fairclough, S.J., Savory, L.A. et al. (2012) 'Accelerometry-assessed sedentary behaviour and physical activity levels during the segmented school day in 10–14-year-old children: the HAPPY study', European Journal of Pediatrics, 171(12), pp.1805-1813.
Publisher:
Springer
Journal:
European Journal of Pediatrics
Issue Date:
2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/294903
DOI:
10.1007/s00431-012-1827-0
PubMed ID:
22983026
Additional Links:
http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s00431-012-1827-0
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0340-6199; 1432-1076
Appears in Collections:
Physical Activity and Health

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dc.contributor.authorBailey, Daniel Paulen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFairclough, Stuart J.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorSavory, Louise A.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorDenton, Sarah J.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorPang, Dongen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDeane, Colleen S.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorKerr, Catherine J.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-28T14:55:16Zen
dc.date.available2013-06-28T14:55:16Zen
dc.date.issued2012en
dc.identifier.citationBailey, D.P., Fairclough, S.J., Savory, L.A. et al. (2012) 'Accelerometry-assessed sedentary behaviour and physical activity levels during the segmented school day in 10–14-year-old children: the HAPPY study', European Journal of Pediatrics, 171(12), pp.1805-1813.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0340-6199en
dc.identifier.issn1432-1076en
dc.identifier.pmid22983026en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00431-012-1827-0en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/294903en
dc.description.abstractThe school day offers several different time periods that provide varying opportunities for sedentary time (SED) and engagement in physical activity (PA), yet little is known about the PA and sedentary behaviour patterns of boys and girls during these times. The volume, intensity and temporal distributions of SED and PA undertaken by 135 schoolchildren aged 10-14 years, during different segments of the school day: (a) school transport, (b) morning recess, (c) lunch break, (d) class time and (e) after school, were explored using triaxial accelerometry. PA was categorised into SED, light PA (LPA), moderate PA (MPA) and vigorous PA (VPA). Girls engaged in significantly more SED and LPA than boys during recess and lunch break (p < 0.05), while boys engaged in significantly higher levels of VPA during recess (p < 0.001) and MPA and VPA during lunch break (p < 0.001). PA engagement was similar between sexes during other segments of the day. Conclusion: PA patterns appear more beneficial for health in boys during less structured school-based time periods and interventions may therefore target opportunities for girls to be physically active during these times to overcome this observed sex deficit.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringeren_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://link.springer.com/10.1007/s00431-012-1827-0en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to European Journal of Pediatricsen_GB
dc.subjectC600 Sports Scienceen_GB
dc.subjectX300 Academic studies in Educationen_GB
dc.subjectphysical activityen_GB
dc.subjectchildrenen_GB
dc.subjectadolescentsen_GB
dc.subjectaccelerometryen_GB
dc.titleAccelerometry-assessed sedentary behaviour and physical activity levels during the segmented school day in 10–14-year-old children: the HAPPY studyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalEuropean Journal of Pediatricsen_GB

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