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Individual, social and home environment determinants of change in children's television viewing: the Switch-Play intervention

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posted on 01.01.2006, 00:00 authored by Jo SalmonJo Salmon, Clare Hume, Kylie BallKylie Ball, M Booth, David CrawfordDavid Crawford
Understanding potential determinants of change in television (TV) viewing among children may enhance the effectiveness of programs targeting this behaviour. This study aimed to investigate the contribution of individual, social and home environment factors among 10-year-old Australian children to change in TV viewing over a 21-month period. A total of 164 children (49% boys) completed a 19-lesson (9-month) intervention program to reduce TV viewing time. Children completed self-administered surveys four times over 21 months (pre- and post-intervention, 6- and 12-month follow-up). Baseline factors associated with change in TV viewing during the intervention and follow-up periods were: ‘asking parents ≥once/week to switch off the TV and play with them’ (21.6 min/day more than those reporting

History

Journal

Journal of science and medicine in sport

Volume

9

Pagination

378 - 387

Publisher

Elsevier

Location

New York, NY.

ISSN

1440-2440

eISSN

1878-1861

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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