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The CHANGE! Project: Changes in body composition and cardiorespiratory fitness in 10-11 year old children after completing the CHANGE! Intervention

Dagger, RM, Davies, IG, Mackintosh, KA, Stone, GL, George, KP, Fairclough, SJ and Boddy, LM (2016) The CHANGE! Project: Changes in body composition and cardiorespiratory fitness in 10-11 year old children after completing the CHANGE! Intervention. Pediatric Exercise Science. ISSN 1543-2920

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Abstract

Purpose: To assess the effects of the Children’s Health, Activity and Nutrition: Get Educated! intervention on body size, body composition and VO2peak in a sub-sample of 10-11 year old children.

Method: Sixty children were recruited from 12 schools (N= 6 intervention) to take part in the CHANGE! sub-sample study. Baseline, post intervention and follow measures were completed in October 2010, March-April 2011, and June-July 2011 respectively. Outcome measures were BMI z-score, waist circumference, body composition assessed using DEXA (baseline and follow up only), and VO2peak.
Results: Significant differences in mean trunk fat mass (control 4.72 kg, intervention 3.11 kg, p = 0.041) and trunk fat % (control 23.08%, intervention 17.75 %, p = 0.022) between groups were observed at follow up. Significant differences in waist circumference change scores from baseline to follow up were observed between groups (control 1.3 cm, intervention -0.2 cm, p = 0.023). Favourable changes in body composition were observed in the intervention group; however, none of these changes reached statistical significance. No significant differences in VO2peak were observed.

Conclusion: The results of the present study suggest the multicomponent curriculum intervention had small to medium beneficial effects on body size and composition health outcomes.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: As accepted for publication.
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1106 Human Movement And Sports Science, 1114 Paediatrics And Reproductive Medicine, 1302 Curriculum And Pedagogy
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Sport & Exercise Sciences
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2016 12:55
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2018 16:12
DOI or Identification number: 10.1123/pes.2015-0200
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3387

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