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Article: Physical activity in children: meaning and measurement

TitlePhysical activity in children: meaning and measurement
Authors
Issue Date2000
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/17408989.asp
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European Journal of Physical Education, 2000, v. 5 n. 2, p. 133-146 How to Cite?
AbstractPhysical inactivity during childhood is believed to be a significant risk factor for various health disorders in later life. Because of this research has flourished in which children's activity habits have been scrutinized. The study of physical activity in children has been hampered by a lack of clarity with regards the meaning of physical activity. Available techniques for the measurement of childhood physical activity have focused on either behavioural accounts of physical activity or biological responses to such activity. The disparity between the values recorded from these differing methods has led to many inconsistencies in the data. Two integral elements to enhancing our understanding of the determinants of physical activity and how physical activity may influence various health or developmental parameters during childhood exist. First, the recognition of different components of physical activity and how these impact upon data collection and second integration of further study of physical activity in childhood with other disciplines such as paediatric neurology, developmental psychology and molecular biology.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/87908
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dc.contributor.authorMcManus, AMen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:36:00Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:36:00Z-
dc.date.issued2000en_HK
dc.identifier.citationEuropean Journal of Physical Education, 2000, v. 5 n. 2, p. 133-146en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1362-7120en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/87908-
dc.description.abstractPhysical inactivity during childhood is believed to be a significant risk factor for various health disorders in later life. Because of this research has flourished in which children's activity habits have been scrutinized. The study of physical activity in children has been hampered by a lack of clarity with regards the meaning of physical activity. Available techniques for the measurement of childhood physical activity have focused on either behavioural accounts of physical activity or biological responses to such activity. The disparity between the values recorded from these differing methods has led to many inconsistencies in the data. Two integral elements to enhancing our understanding of the determinants of physical activity and how physical activity may influence various health or developmental parameters during childhood exist. First, the recognition of different components of physical activity and how these impact upon data collection and second integration of further study of physical activity in childhood with other disciplines such as paediatric neurology, developmental psychology and molecular biology.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/17408989.aspen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofEuropean Journal of Physical Educationen_HK
dc.titlePhysical activity in children: meaning and measurementen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1362-7120&volume=5&issue=2&spage=133&epage=146&date=2001&atitle=Physical+activity+in+children:+meaning+and+measurementen_HK
dc.identifier.emailMcManus, AM: alimac@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityMcManus, AM=rp00936en_HK
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/1740898000050202-
dc.identifier.hkuros58366en_HK

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