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High-Intensity Interval Training for Cognitive and Mental Health in Adolescents

Overview of attention for article published in Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise, October 2016
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Title
High-Intensity Interval Training for Cognitive and Mental Health in Adolescents
Published in
Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise, October 2016
DOI 10.1249/mss.0000000000000993
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Authors

SARAH A. COSTIGAN, NARELLE EATHER, RONALD C. PLOTNIKOFF, CHARLES H. HILLMAN, DAVID R. LUBANS

Abstract

Emerging literature suggests that physical activity and fitness may have a positive impact on cognitive and mental health for adolescents. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the efficacy of two high intensity interval training (HIIT) protocols for improving cognitive and mental health outcomes (executive function, psychological wellbeing, psychological distress and physical self-concept) in adolescents. Participants (n=65; mean age=15.8±0.6) were randomized to three conditions: aerobic exercise program (AEP; n=21), resistance and aerobic exercise program (RAP; n=22) and control (n=22). HIIT sessions (8-10min/session) were delivered during physical education lessons or at lunchtime three times/week for 8-weeks. Assessments were conducted at baseline and immediate post-intervention to detect changes in executive function (Trail Making Test, TMT), psychological wellbeing, psychological distress and physical self-description, by researchers blinded to treatment allocation. Intervention effects were examined using linear mixed models. Cohen's d effect sizes and clinical inference were also calculated. Small improvements in executive function (d=-0.32, 95%CI -9.12 to 9.77; p=0.386) and psychological wellbeing (d=0.34, 95%CI -1.73 to 2.37; p=0.252) were evident in the AEP group. Moderate improvements in executive function (d=-0.51, 95% CI -8.92 to 9.73; p=0.171), and small improvements in wellbeing (d=0.35, 95%CI -1.46 to 2.53; p=0.219) and perceived appearance (d=0.35, 95%CI -0.74 to 0.41; p=0.249), were observed for the RAP group. Mean feelings state scores improved from pre-workout to post-post workout in both HIIT conditions, with significant results for the AEP (p=0.001). This study highlights the potential of embedding HIIT within the school day for improving cognitive and mental health among adolescents.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 2 1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 152 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 30 19%
Student > Bachelor 30 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 20 13%
Unspecified 17 11%
Other 34 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 55 35%
Unspecified 26 17%
Psychology 22 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 16 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 6%
Other 27 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 103. 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 11 December 2018.
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#139,362
of 12,786,839 outputs
Outputs from Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise
#170
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#5,856
of 264,183 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise
#3
of 175 outputs
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