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Title: How should activity guidelines for young people be operationalised?
Authors: Olds, Tim
Ridley, Kate
Wake, Melissa
Hesketh, Kylie
Waters, Elizabeth
Patton, George
Williams, Joanne
Keywords: Exercise -- Guidelines
Adolescents
Issue Date: 21-May-2007
Publisher: BioMed Central - http://www.biomedcentral.com
Citation: Olds, T., Ridley, K., Wake, M., Hesketh, K., Waters, E., Patton, G. and Williams, J. 2007 How should activity guidelines for young people be operationalised? International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 4:43
Abstract: If guidelines regarding recommended activity levels for young people are to be meaningful and comparable, it should be clear how they are operationalised. It is usually open to interpretation whether young people are required to meet activity and screen time targets (1) all days of the week, (2) on most days of the week, (3) on average across all days, or (4) whether compliance should be understood as the probability that a randomly selected young person meets the guidelines on a randomly selected day. This paper studies this question using data drawn from the Australian Health of Young Victorians study.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/2987
ISSN: 1479-5868
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