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Active video games: the mediating effect of aerobic fitness on body composition

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, May 2012
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (92nd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (90th percentile)

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1 blog
twitter
6 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page

Citations

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27 Dimensions

Readers on

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151 Mendeley
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Title
Active video games: the mediating effect of aerobic fitness on body composition
Published in
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, May 2012
DOI 10.1186/1479-5868-9-54
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Authors

Ralph Maddison, Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Andrew Jull, Harry Prapavessis, Louise S Foley, Yannan Jiang, Maddison R, Ni Mhurchu C, Jull A, Prapavessis H, Foley LS, Jiang Y, Cliona Mhurchu

Abstract

Increased understanding of why and how physical activity impacts on health outcomes is needed to increase the effectiveness of physical activity interventions. A recent randomized controlled trial of an active video game (PlayStation EyeToy™) intervention showed a statistically significant treatment effect on the primary outcome, change from baseline in body mass index (BMI), which favored the intervention group at 24 weeks. In this short paper we evaluate the mediating effects of the secondary outcomes.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 151 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 1%
United Kingdom 2 1%
Canada 2 1%
Tunisia 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Singapore 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 139 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 31 21%
Student > Master 30 20%
Student > Bachelor 23 15%
Researcher 15 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 5%
Other 31 21%
Unknown 13 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 32 21%
Sports and Recreations 26 17%
Psychology 19 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 15 10%
Social Sciences 10 7%
Other 22 15%
Unknown 27 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. 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 24 May 2012.
All research outputs
#382,870
of 4,713,038 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
#208
of 777 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#5,928
of 76,624 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
#4
of 42 outputs
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