An Evaluation of a Video-based Physical Activity Intervention in the Classrooms of Elementary Schoolchildren
Objective: We evaluated the Kid Fitness™ video-based physical activity program in children. Methods: First and second grade children were assigned to either an Intervention Group that watched an interactive video program for 8 weeks (N = 57) or to a Control Group (N = 78). We collected steps/day and fitness data. Changes in activity and fitness were evaluated by 2-way ANOVA. Results: Steps/day increased significantly in the Intervention Group compared to Controls (p = .01). Fitness level decreased in the Intervention group but remained stable in the Controls (p = .03). Teachers expressed feeling qualified to administer the program and that it fit well into their teaching. Conclusion: The Kid Fitness™ program improved physical activity levels in children.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: September 1, 2017
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