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A school-based intervention incorporating smartphone technology to improve health-related fitness among adolescents : rationale and study protocol for the NEAT and ATLAS 2.0 cluster randomised controlled trial and dissemination study

Lubans, David R., Smith, Jordan J., Peralta, Louisa R., Plotnikoff, Ronald, Okely, Anthony D., Salmon, Jo, Eather, Narelle, Dewar, Deborah L., Kennedy, Sarah, Lonsdale, Chris, Hilland, Toni A., Estabrooks, Paul, Finn, Tara L., Pollock, Emma and Morgan, Philip J. 2016, A school-based intervention incorporating smartphone technology to improve health-related fitness among adolescents : rationale and study protocol for the NEAT and ATLAS 2.0 cluster randomised controlled trial and dissemination study, BMJ open, vol. 6, Article number : e010448, pp. 1-15, doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010448.

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Title A school-based intervention incorporating smartphone technology to improve health-related fitness among adolescents : rationale and study protocol for the NEAT and ATLAS 2.0 cluster randomised controlled trial and dissemination study
Author(s) Lubans, David R.
Smith, Jordan J.
Peralta, Louisa R.
Plotnikoff, Ronald
Okely, Anthony D.
Salmon, JoORCID iD for Salmon, Jo orcid.org/0000-0002-4734-6354
Eather, Narelle
Dewar, Deborah L.
Kennedy, Sarah
Lonsdale, Chris
Hilland, Toni A.
Estabrooks, Paul
Finn, Tara L.
Pollock, Emma
Morgan, Philip J.
Journal name BMJ open
Volume number 6
Season Article number : e010448
Start page 1
End page 15
Total pages 15
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2016
ISSN 2044-6055
Keyword(s) adolescents
behaviour change
physical activity
physical fitness
resistance training
Summary INTRODUCTION: Physical inactivity has been described as a global pandemic. Interventions aimed at developing skills in lifelong physical activities may provide the foundation for an active lifestyle into adulthood. In general, school-based physical activity interventions targeting adolescents have produced modest results and few have been designed to be 'scaled-up' and disseminated. This study aims to: (1) assess the effectiveness of two physical activity promotion programmes (ie, NEAT and ATLAS) that have been modified for scalability; and (2) evaluate the dissemination of these programmes throughout government funded secondary schools. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The study will be conducted in two phases. In the first phase (cluster randomised controlled trial), 16 schools will be randomly allocated to the intervention or a usual care control condition. In the second phase, the Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation and Maintenance (Re-AIM) framework will be used to guide the design and evaluation of programme dissemination throughout New South Wales (NSW), Australia. In both phases, teachers will be trained to deliver the NEAT and ATLAS programmes, which will include: (1) interactive student seminars; (2) structured physical activity programmes; (3) lunch-time fitness sessions; and (4) web-based smartphone apps. In the cluster RCT, study outcomes will be assessed at baseline, 6 months (primary end point) and 12-months. Muscular fitness will be the primary outcome and secondary outcomes will include: objectively measured body composition, cardiorespiratory fitness, flexibility, resistance training skill competency, physical activity, self-reported recreational screen-time, sleep, sugar-sweetened beverage and junk food snack consumption, self-esteem and well-being.
Language eng
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010448
Field of Research 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920401 Behaviour and Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Grant ID ARC FT 140100399
Copyright notice ©2016, The Authors
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution non-commercial licence
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30084724

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