Harris, T., Kerry, S.M., Limb, E.S., Furness, C., Wahlich, C., Victor, C. R., Iliffe, S., Whincup, P.H., Ussher, M., Eklund, U., Fox-Rushby, J., Ibison, J., DeWilde, S., McKay, C. and Cook, D.G. (United Kingdom) - Research Article
869. Physical activity levels in adults and older adults 3–4 years after pedometer-based walking interventions: Long-term follow-up of participants from two randomised controlled trials in UK primary care
Physical inactivity is an important cause of noncommunicable diseases. Interventions can increase short-term physical activity, but few interventions have evaluated physical activity objectively beyond 12 months. We followed up two pedometer interventions with positive 12-month effects to examine objective physical activity levels at 3–4 years.
Authors: Morgan, P.J., Young, M.D., Barnes, A.T., Eather, N., Pollock, E.R. and Lubans, D.R. (Australia) - Research Article
868. Engaging Fathers to Increase Physical Activity in Girls: The “Dads And Daughters Exercising and Empowered” (DADEE) Randomized Controlled Trial
Fathers may influence their children’s physical activity, but often spend more time with their sons and rarely participate in family-based programs. This study tested a novel program designed to increase the physical activity levels of fathers (29–53 years) and their daughters (4–12 years).
Kerr, J., Rosenberg, D., Millstein, R.A., Bolling, K., Crist, K., Takemoto, M., Godbole, S., Moran, K., Natarajan, L., Castro-Sweet, C. and Buchner, D. (United States) - Research Article
867. Cluster randomized controlled trial of a multilevel physical activity intervention for older adults
Older adults with higher levels of physical activity have been shown to have improved cognitive function, reduced risk factors for chronic diseases and greater longevity. However, despite the benefits of maintaining a physically active lifestyle in old age, few older adults are regularly active.
Dr Qiang Guo, Lecturer in College of Physical Education, Ningbo University, China (China) - Research Article
4. ISPAH Early Career Network
This study conducts an epidemiological investigation to understand the distribution of physical activity, sedentary behavior, and their relations with social support from parents and exercise benefits at the individual and family level.
Gavin Turrell, Belinda A Hewitt, Jerome N Rachele, Billie Giles-Corti, Lucy Busija, Wendy J Brown (Australia) - Research Article
866. Do active modes of transport cause lower body mass index? Findings from the HABITAT longitudinal study
These two papers use data from the HABITAT (How Areas in Brisbane Influence healTh And acTivity) study. HABITAT is a longitudinal multi-level study of physical activity among people aged 40 years and over living in Brisbane. With over 11,000 participants and 200 neighbourhoods, it is one of the largest studies of its kind.
Yan, A.F., Wang, Y. and Ng, A.V. (United States) - Research Article
865. Physical activity and annual medical outlay in U.S. colorectal, breast and prostate cancer survivors
Review how studies of cancer survivors reveal positive effects of physical activity (PA) on reducing risk of cancer recurrence, other chronic conditions, and secondary cancer.
Barbara J Jefferis, Tessa J Parsons, Claudio Sartini, Sarah Ash, Lucy T Lennon, Olia Papacosta, Richard W Morris, S. Goya Wannamethee, I -Min Lee, Peter H Whincup (United Kingdom) - Research Article
864. Objectively measured physical activity, sedentary behaviour and all-cause mortality in older men: does volume of activity matter more than pattern of accumulation?
Understand how device-measured sedentary behaviour and physical activity are related to all-cause mortality in older men, an age group with high levels of inactivity and sedentary behaviour.
Karim Abu-Omar, Alfred Rütten, Ionut Burlacu, Valentin Schätzlein, Sven Messing, Marc Suhrcke (Germany) - Research Article
862. The cost-effectiveness of physical activity interventions: A systematic review of reviews
This systematic review of reviews set out to take stock of the evidence on the cost-effectiveness of physical activity interventions.
Dr Jordan Smith, Lecturer in Health and Physical Education (Australia) - Research Article
3. ISPAH Early Career Network
The aim of this study is to examine the prevalence and correlates of adolescents’ resistance training skill competence.
Diana P Pozuelo-Carrascosa, Antonio García-Hermoso, Celia Álvarez-Bueno, Mairena Sánchez-López, Vicente Martinez-Vizcaino (Spain) - Research Article
863. Effectiveness of school-based physical activity programmes on cardiorespiratory fitness in children: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
This systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials adds to our understanding of the contribution of school-based programs to the specific outcome of cardiorespiratory fitness of children.