Journal article

Are physical activity interventions equally effective in adolescents of low and high socio-economic status (SES): results from the European Teenage project

I De Bourdeaudhuij, C Simon, F De Meester, F Van Lenthe, H Spittaels, N Lien, F Faggiano, L Mercken, L Moore, L Haerens

Health Education Research | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2011


The aim was to study whether physical activity (PA) interventions in European teenagers are equally effective in adolescents of low versus high socio-economic status (SES). Based on a systematic review (Project TEENAGE), three school-based studies for secondary analyses were selected. SES stratified analyses were run in: (i) a Belgian multi-component intervention, (ii) a French multi-component intervention and (iii) a Belgian computer-tailored education trial. Results of the secondary analyses showed that no overall significant differences between low and high SES groups were found, but some interesting specific effects were revealed. Results from the first study showed an increase in object..

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