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Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2013 Oct 24;10:112. doi: 10.1186/1479-5868-10-112.

Research priorities for child and adolescent physical activity and sedentary behaviours: an international perspective using a twin-panel Delphi procedure.

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  • 1Health and Use of Time (HUT) Group, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. Grant.Tomkinson@unisa.edu.au.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The quantity and quality of studies in child and adolescent physical activity and sedentary behaviour have rapidly increased, but research directions are often pursued in a reactive and uncoordinated manner.

AIM:

To arrive at an international consensus on research priorities in the area of child and adolescent physical activity and sedentary behaviour.

METHODS:

Two independent panels, each consisting of 12 experts, undertook three rounds of a Delphi methodology. The Delphi methodology required experts to anonymously answer questions put forward by the researchers with feedback provided between each round.

RESULTS:

The primary outcome of the study was a ranked set of 29 research priorities that aimed to be applicable for the next 10 years. The top three ranked priorities were: developing effective and sustainable interventions to increase children's physical activity long-term; policy and/or environmental change and their influence on children's physical activity and sedentary behaviour; and prospective, longitudinal studies of the independent effects of physical activity and sedentary behaviour on health.

CONCLUSIONS:

These research priorities can help to guide decisions on future research directions.

PMID:
24228891
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PMCID:
PMC3853883
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