RCT of the impact of electronic game use by children on physical activity and energy expenditure [ 2009 - 2012 ]

Also known as: Does access to electronic games decrease physical activity in children?

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Researchers: Prof Leon Straker (Principal investigator) ,  Dr Rebecca Abbott Prof Peter Davies Prof Clare Pollock

Brief description Increasing childhood obesity and reduced physical activity are major health issues in Australia. Three quarters of Australian children play electronic games and this is widely thought to reduce their physical activity. Whilst the effect of TV viewing is well understood, the impact of electronic games is not. This study will test whether access to electronic games results in decreased physical activity in children. We need to understand the impact this popular activity is having on child health.

Funding Amount $AUD 538,135.95

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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