alexa After-school program impact on physical activity and fitness: a meta-analysis.
Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases

Air & Water Borne Diseases

Author(s): Beets MW, Beighle A, Erwin HE, Huberty JL

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Abstract CONTEXT: The majority of children do not participate in sufficient amounts of daily, health-enhancing physical activity. One strategy to increase activity is to promote it within the after-school setting. Although promising, the effectiveness of this strategy is unclear. A systematic review was performed summarizing the research conducted to date regarding the effectiveness of after-school programs in increasing physical activity. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Databases, journals, and review articles were searched for articles published between 1980 and February 2008. Meta-analysis was conducted during July of 2008. Included articles had the following characteristics: findings specific to an after-school intervention in the school setting; subjects aged
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2009.01.033
  • This article was published in Am J Prev Med and referenced in Air & Water Borne Diseases

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