Factors Related to Objectively Measured Physical Activity in Preschool Children

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Marsha Dowda (Creator)
Kerry L. McIver (Creator)
Russell R. Pate (Creator)
Karin A. Pfeiffer (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
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Abstract: This study examined correlates of objectively measured physical activity (PA) in a diverse sample of preschool children (age 3–5 years; n=331). Accelerometer min·hr−1 of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and non-sedentary activity (NSA) were the outcome measures. Correlations among potential correlates and PA ranged from r= − .12–0.26. Correlates in the final MVPA model were age race sex BMI Z score and parent perception of athletic competence xplaining 37% of the variance. The NSA model included the latter two variables explaining 35% of the variance. Demographic factors were correlates of PA; parent perceptions of children’s competence may be important regarding preschoolers’ PA. Originally published Pediatric Exercise Science Vol. 21 No. 2 May 2009

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Pediatric Exercise Science. 21:2(May 2009) p. 196-208.
Language: English
Date: 2011
measured physical activity, preschool children, parent perception

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