Physical activity across the curriculum: year one process evaluation results

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dc.contributor.author Cheryl Gibson en_US
dc.contributor.author Bryan Smith en_US
dc.contributor.author Katrina DuBose en_US
dc.contributor.author J Leon Greene en_US
dc.contributor.author Bruce Bailey en_US
dc.contributor.author Shannon Williams en_US
dc.contributor.author Joseph Ryan en_US
dc.contributor.author Kristin Schmelzle en_US
dc.contributor.author Richard Washburn en_US
dc.contributor.author Debra Sullivan en_US
dc.contributor.author Matthew Mayo en_US
dc.contributor.author Joseph Donnelly en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-05T16:15:09Z
dc.date.available 2008 - en_US
dc.date.available 2009-05-05T16:15:09Z
dc.date.issued 2007-11-12 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Cheryl Gibson;Bryan Smith;Katrina DuBose;J Leon Greene;Bruce Bailey;Shannon Williams;Joseph Ryan;Kristin Schmelzle;Richard Washburn;Debra Sullivan;Matthew Mayo;Joseph Donnelly: Physical activity across the curriculum: year one process evaluation results. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008, 5(1):36. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.ijbnpa.org/content/5/1/36 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2271/605
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND:Physical Activity Across the Curriculum (PAAC) is a 3-year elementary school-based intervention to determine if increased amounts of moderate intensity physical activity performed in the classroom will diminish gains in body mass index (BMI). It is a cluster-randomized, controlled trial, involving 4905 children (2505 intervention, 2400 control).METHODS:We collected both qualitative and quantitative process evaluation data from 24 schools (14 intervention and 10 control), which included tracking teacher training issues, challenges and barriers to effective implementation of PAAC lessons, initial and continual use of program specified activities, and potential competing factors, which might contaminate or lessen program effects.RESULTS:Overall teacher attendance at training sessions showed exceptional reach. Teachers incorporated active lessons on most days, resulting in significantly greater student physical activity levels compared to controls (p < 0.0001). Enjoyment ratings for classroom-based lessons were also higher for intervention students. Competing factors, which might influence program results, were not carried out at intervention or control schools or were judged to be minimal.CONCLUSION:In the first year of the PAAC intervention, process evaluation results were instrumental in identifying successes and challenges faced by teachers when trying to modify existing academic lessons to incorporate physical activity. en_US
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dc.publisher BioMedCentral en_US
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dc.relation.hasversion http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1479-5868-5-36.pdf en_US
dc.rights This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0 en_US
dc.title Physical activity across the curriculum: year one process evaluation results en_US
dc.type article en_US
dc.date.captured 2009-04-27 en_US
dc.identifier.doi doi:10.1186/1479-5868-5-36 en_US
dc.identifier.pmid 17997820 en_US

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