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

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Title: Research priorities for child and adolescent physical activity and sedentary behaviours: an international perspective using a twin-panel Delphi procedure
Authors: Gillis, Lauren
Tomkinson, Grant
Olds, Timothy
Moreira, Carla
Christie, Candice
Nigg, Claudio
Cerin, Ester
Van Sluijs, Esther
Stratton, Gareth
Janssen, Ian
Dorovolomo, Jeremy
Reilly, John J
Mota, Jorge
Zayed, Kashef
Kawalski, Kent
Andersen, Lars B
Carrizosa, Manuel
Tremblay, Mark
Chia, Michael
Hamlin, Mike
Thomas, Non E
Maddison, Ralph
Biddle, Stuart
Gorely, Trish
Onywera, Vincent
Van Mechelen, Willem
Date: 2013-10-24
Abstract: 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.
URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1479-5868-10-112
http://hdl.handle.net/10393/33740
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