Send to

Choose Destination
Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2005 Oct;33(4):163-8.

Understanding the mechanisms of change in children's physical activity programs.

Author information

Children's Nutrition Research Center, USDA ARS, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030-2600, USA.


There is a lack of understanding of why childhood physical activity interventions succeed or fail. A model is proposed that relates program process to mediating variables and outcomes. Using the model to design and evaluate interventions could result in a greater understanding of the mechanisms of children's physical activity behavior change and how to tailor programs to them.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Wolters Kluwer
Loading ...
Support Center