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Factors associated with time provided to children for physical activity in family child care: a cross-sectional study

Overview of attention for article published in SpringerPlus, October 2016
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Title
Factors associated with time provided to children for physical activity in family child care: a cross-sectional study
Published in
SpringerPlus, October 2016
DOI 10.1186/s40064-016-3450-4
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Authors

Roger Figueroa, Angela Wiley

Abstract

Childhood obesity has increased in the past 30 years, and physical inactivity is a major contributor. Factors related to physical activity promotion in the family child care context are understudied. A convenience sample of participants in a mid-sized city in the Midwestern U.S. was recruited through the local child care resource and referral agency and were invited through flyers and emails to take part in an online or paper survey. Survey results in a sample of 107 family child care providers indicate that many did not meet physical activity recommendations and are missing the opportunity to enable children's physical activity via important practices and resources. Provider self-efficacy about being physically active, and indoor physical activity space positively associated with time provided for child physical activity. Health training is negatively associated with time provided for child physical activity. Practice implications include: (1) develop activities that promote physical activity in the tight confines of family child care homes and yard; (2) develop trainings that can influence the integration of suitable portable play equipment in the space constraints of family child care homes (3) Propose creative ideas for active free play even when in a shared space; (4) prioritize providing separate play areas by age group and strategize ways to do this in family child care contexts (for example, alternate access to spaces by age); (5) engage providers and children in joint activities that increase provider physical activity efficacy and physical activity time as well as that of children; (6) promote health and physical activity among family child care providers themselves.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 4%
Unknown 25 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 23%
Student > Master 2 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 8%
Researcher 2 8%
Student > Bachelor 2 8%
Other 2 8%
Unknown 10 38%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 3 12%
Social Sciences 3 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 8%
Psychology 1 4%
Other 4 15%
Unknown 11 42%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 November 2016.
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#8,956,749
of 16,233,466 outputs
Outputs from SpringerPlus
#613
of 1,799 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#120,813
of 271,989 outputs
Outputs of similar age from SpringerPlus
#15
of 44 outputs
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