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The Effect of Pedometer Step Goal, Feedback and Self-Monitoring Interventions on Accelerometer-Measured Physical Activity in Children.

Routen, Ashley and Upton, D. and Edwards, M.G. and Peters, D.M. (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. ISSN 2046-9357

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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.

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Routen, A.C., Upton, D., Edwards, M.G. & Peters, D.M. (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, 2:37-53

Uncontrolled Keywords: youth, intervention study, accelerometry, behavioural science, pedometry
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Sport and Exercise Science
Depositing User: Derek Peters
Date Deposited: 15 May 2014 12:57
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2015 14:23
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/3097

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