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The effect of school-based physical activity interventions on body mass index: a meta-analysis of randomized trials

Overview of attention for article published in Clinics, September 2013
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Title
The effect of school-based physical activity interventions on body mass index: a meta-analysis of randomized trials
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Clinics, September 2013
DOI 10.6061/clinics/2013(09)14
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Authors

PH Guerra, MR Nobre, JA Silveira, JA Taddei

Abstract

This study reviewed the effectiveness of school-based physical activity interventions aimed at reducing overweight, obesity and hypertension in children. We searched 14 databases and analyzed studies published between April 2009 and September 2012. Only randomized controlled trials performed at the school level that included elements of physical activity but did not include nutritional co-interventions were analyzed. Studies were assessed by two recommended tools (EPHPP and GRADE), and the standardized mean differences with 95% confidence intervals were collected for a random-effect meta-analysis. A total of 12 papers were included in the meta-analysis, and these were divided according to three outcomes: body mass index (11 trials, n = 4,273, -0.02, 95% CI: -0.13 to 0.17, p = 0.8); body weight (5 trials, n = 1,330, -0.07, 95% CI: -0.18 to 0.04, p = 0.2); and blood pressure (6 trials, n = 1,549), including systolic (0.11, 95% CI: -0.10 to 0.31, p = 0.3) and diastolic pressure (-0.00, 95% CI: -0.10 to 0.10, p = 0.9). This meta-analysis of data from 11 randomized, school-based physical activity interventions suggests that, regardless of the potential benefits of physical activity in the school environment, the interventions did not have a statistically significant effect. However, it is difficult to generalize from these results because the duration, intensity and type of physical activity used in the interventions varied greatly.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 1%
India 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Unknown 158 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 35 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 23 14%
Student > Bachelor 22 13%
Researcher 20 12%
Student > Postgraduate 8 5%
Other 34 21%
Unknown 22 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 38 23%
Sports and Recreations 29 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 19 12%
Social Sciences 11 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 5%
Other 25 15%
Unknown 33 20%

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 08 January 2020.
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#9,776,541
of 16,568,277 outputs
Outputs from Clinics
#275
of 522 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#91,382
of 193,170 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinics
#4
of 10 outputs
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