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Moderate-to-Vigorous Physical Activity, Indices of Cognitive Control, and Academic Achievement in Preadolescents

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Title
Moderate-to-Vigorous Physical Activity, Indices of Cognitive Control, and Academic Achievement in Preadolescents
Published in
Journal of Pediatrics, June 2016
DOI 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.02.045
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Dominika M. Pindus, Eric S. Drollette, Mark R. Scudder, Naiman A. Khan, Lauren B. Raine, Lauren B. Sherar, Dale W. Esliger, Arthur F. Kramer, Charles H. Hillman

Abstract

To assess whether preadolescents' objectively measured moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) is associated with cognitive control and academic achievement, independent of aerobic fitness. A sample of 74 children (Meanage = 8.64 years, SD = .58, 46% girls) were included in the analyses. Daily MVPA (min/d) was measured over 7 days using ActiGraph wGT3X+ accelerometer. Aerobic fitness was measured using a maximal graded exercise test and expressed as maximal oxygen uptake (mL*kg(-1)*min(-1)). Inhibitory control was measured with a modified Eriksen flanker task (reaction time and accuracy), and working memory with an Operation Span Task (accuracy scores). Academic achievement (in reading, mathematics, and spelling) was expressed as standardized scores on the Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement. The relationships were assessed using hierarchical regression models adjusting for aerobic fitness and other covariates. No significant associations were found between MVPA and inhibition, working memory, or academic achievement. Aerobic fitness was positively associated with inhibitory control (P = .02) and spelling (P = .04) but not with other cognitive or academic variables (all P > .05). Aerobic fitness, rather than daily MVPA, is positively associated with childhood ability to manage perceptual interference and spelling. Further research into the associations between objectively measured MVPA and cognitive and academic outcomes in children while controlling for important covariates is needed.

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Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
Ghana 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Unknown 152 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 35 22%
Student > Master 32 20%
Student > Bachelor 25 16%
Unspecified 20 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 12 8%
Other 33 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 38 24%
Unspecified 30 19%
Psychology 27 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 14 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 7%
Other 37 24%

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#9,362,653
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