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Interdisciplinary, child-centred collaboration could increase the success of potentially successful Internet-based physical activity interventions.
Acta Paediatrica (2016)
  • Andre M. Müller, University of Southampton
  • Selina Khoo, University of Malaya
Abstract
Physical activity promotes health in children and adolescents, but activity levels are low. The Internet offers opportunities for physical activity interventions because children and adolescents are widely exposed to the web and enjoy being online. This review investigated the success of Internet-based interventions designed to increase physical activity in children and adolescents. Of the 13 studies we included, five reported that Internet-based interventions had significant effects on most physical activities.
Conclusion
Internet-based physical activity interventions in children and adolescents are potentially successful, but interdisciplinary, child-centred collaboration is needed to design interventions that align with their Internet experiences and preferences.
Keywords
  • children,
  • exercise,
  • internet,
  • website,
  • eHealth,
  • mHealth
Disciplines
Publication Date
Winter February 9, 2016
DOI
10.1111/apa.13307
Citation Information
Müller, A. M., & Khoo, S. (2015). Interdisciplinary, child-centred collaboration could increase the success of potentially successful Internet-based physical activity interventions. Acta Paediatrica, 105(3), 234-43. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/apa.13307