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A place for play? The influence of the home physical environment on children’s physical activity and sedentary behaviour

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, January 2013
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Title
A place for play? The influence of the home physical environment on children’s physical activity and sedentary behaviour
Published in
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, January 2013
DOI 10.1186/1479-5868-10-99
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Authors

Clover Maitland, Gareth Stratton, Sarah Foster, Rebecca Braham, Michael Rosenberg

Abstract

The home environment is an important influence on the sedentary behaviour and physical activity of children, who have limited independent mobility and spend much of their time at home. This article reviews the current evidence regarding the influence of the home physical environment on the sedentary behaviour and physical activity of children aged 8-14 years. A literature search of peer reviewed articles published between 2005 and 2011 resulted in 38 observational studies (21 with activity outcomes, 23 with sedentary outcomes) and 11 experimental studies included in the review. The most commonly investigated behavioural outcomes were television watching and moderate to vigorous physical activity. Media equipment in the home and to a lesser extent the bedroom were positively associated with children's sedentary behaviour. Physical activity equipment and the house and yard were not associated with physical activity, although environmental measures were exclusively self-reported. On the other hand, physical activity equipment was inversely associated with sedentary behaviours in half of studies. Observational studies that investigated the influence of the physical and social environment within the home space, found that the social environment, particularly the role of parents, was important. Experimental studies that changed the home physical environment by introducing a television limiting device successfully decreased television viewing, whereas the influence of introducing an active video game on activity outcomes was inconsistent. Results highlight that the home environment is an important influence on children's sedentary behaviour and physical activity, about which much is still unknown. While changing or controlling the home physical environment shows promise for reducing screen based sedentary behaviour, further interventions are needed to understand the broader impact of these changes. Future studies should prioritise investigating the influence of the home physical environment, and its interaction with the social environment, on objectively measured sedentary time and home context specific behaviours, ideally including technologies that allow objective measures of the home space.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 4 2%
Netherlands 3 1%
Spain 2 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
Finland 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 220 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 64 27%
Student > Ph. D. Student 48 20%
Unspecified 24 10%
Researcher 23 10%
Student > Bachelor 18 8%
Other 58 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 41 17%
Social Sciences 40 17%
Sports and Recreations 38 16%
Medicine and Dentistry 36 15%
Psychology 19 8%
Other 61 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. 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 August 2013.
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#7,045,158
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Outputs from International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
#1,148
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#60,896
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Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
#11
of 17 outputs
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