Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial of an Innovative Intervention to Increase Childrens Physical Activity [ 2009 - 2013 ]

Also known as: An Innovative Playground Intervention to Increase Physical Activity

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Researchers: Prof Anita Bundy (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Louise Baur Prof Geraldine Naughton A/Pr Paul Tranter Dr Shirley Wyver
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Brief description Rates of childhood obesity are increasing and outdoor free play is decreasing. Research suggests that these patterns are inter-related, and that adults perceive outdoor free play to be risky for children. In this study we will reprioritise play, reframe teachers' perceptions of risk and modify the playground environment to increase children's physical activity. We will assess the effectiveness of this simple, cost-effective intervention in a randomised controlled trial.

Funding Amount $AUD 505,530.14

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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