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Article: Physical activity of young people in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Region: An exploratory study

TitlePhysical activity of young people in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Region: An exploratory study
Authors
Issue Date2008
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/AJR
Citation
Australian Journal Of Rural Health, 2008, v. 16 n. 5, p. 278-282 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: The present study explored the practices of, and perceived barriers to, physical activity of young people living in remote communities in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area of Far North Queensland. Design and setting: A cross-sectional survey exploring physical activity practices of children attending primary and secondary schools in two communities in the Torres Strait, Far North Queensland. Participants: Atotal of 367 primary and secondary school-aged children (aged 9-16 years). Main outcome measures: Only 50% of the children reported being active for more than 30 min a day and approximately 25% of both primary and high school children surveyed were 'pretty much active only at week-ends'. The major barriers cited to being active were related to the climate, lack of equipment and child-specific activities and low self-perception of ability. Conclusions: A large proportion of school students in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area reported low levels of physical activity. The main barriers cited to being active suggest that structural and family-based strategies are required to help young people, especially girls, to engage in more physical activity. There is also a need for skills and confidence-building activities delivered in a non-competitive environment for those who feel that they lack the necessary skills to participate fully. © 2008 The Authors Journal compilation © 2008 National Rural Health Alliance Inc.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/176049
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.764
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.430
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dc.contributor.authorAbbott, Ren_US
dc.contributor.authorJenkins, Den_US
dc.contributor.authorHaswellElkins, Men_US
dc.contributor.authorFell, Ken_US
dc.contributor.authorMacdonald, Den_US
dc.contributor.authorCerin, Een_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-26T09:04:43Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-26T09:04:43Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.citationAustralian Journal Of Rural Health, 2008, v. 16 n. 5, p. 278-282en_US
dc.identifier.issn1038-5282en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/176049-
dc.description.abstractObjective: The present study explored the practices of, and perceived barriers to, physical activity of young people living in remote communities in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area of Far North Queensland. Design and setting: A cross-sectional survey exploring physical activity practices of children attending primary and secondary schools in two communities in the Torres Strait, Far North Queensland. Participants: Atotal of 367 primary and secondary school-aged children (aged 9-16 years). Main outcome measures: Only 50% of the children reported being active for more than 30 min a day and approximately 25% of both primary and high school children surveyed were 'pretty much active only at week-ends'. The major barriers cited to being active were related to the climate, lack of equipment and child-specific activities and low self-perception of ability. Conclusions: A large proportion of school students in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area reported low levels of physical activity. The main barriers cited to being active suggest that structural and family-based strategies are required to help young people, especially girls, to engage in more physical activity. There is also a need for skills and confidence-building activities delivered in a non-competitive environment for those who feel that they lack the necessary skills to participate fully. © 2008 The Authors Journal compilation © 2008 National Rural Health Alliance Inc.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/AJRen_US
dc.relation.ispartofAustralian Journal of Rural Healthen_US
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_US
dc.subject.meshAdolescent Behavioren_US
dc.subject.meshChilden_US
dc.subject.meshChild Behavioren_US
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshExerciseen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practiceen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Surveysen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshParent-Child Relationsen_US
dc.subject.meshPopulation Groupsen_US
dc.subject.meshQueenslanden_US
dc.titlePhysical activity of young people in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Region: An exploratory studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailCerin, E: ecerin@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1440-1584.2008.00979.xen_US
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dc.identifier.volume16en_US
dc.identifier.issue5en_US
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