Active videogames and weight management: is there a future?

Maddison, Ralph, Jull, Andrew, Marsh, Samantha, Direito, Artur and Ni Mhurchu, Cliona 2013, Active videogames and weight management: is there a future?, Games for health journal, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 179-182, doi: 10.1089/g4h.2013.0031.

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Title Active videogames and weight management: is there a future?
Author(s) Maddison, RalphORCID iD for Maddison, Ralph
Jull, Andrew
Marsh, Samantha
Direito, Artur
Ni Mhurchu, Cliona
Journal name Games for health journal
Volume number 2
Issue number 3
Start page 179
End page 182
Total pages 4
Publisher Mary Ann Liebert
Place of publication New Rochelle, N.Y.
Publication date 2013-06
ISSN 2161-783X
Summary We evaluated the effects of an active videogame (AVG) intervention (Sony [Tokyo, Japan] PlayStation(®) EyeToy(®)) compared with non-AVGs on body composition, physical activity, sedentary behavior, and snack food consumption among overweight 10-12-year-old children over 24 weeks. Our research showed a treatment effect on body mass index and percentage body fat in favor of the intervention group. There was no difference between groups for total physical activity levels, but there was an increase in self-reported AVG play and reductions in non-AVG play and snack food consumption in the intervention group. Research is needed to determine how to augment the effects observed in this study.
Language eng
DOI 10.1089/g4h.2013.0031
Field of Research 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2013, Mary Ann Liebert
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