Journal article

Poor reporting of physical activity and exercise interventions in youth mental health trials: A brief report

Michaela C Pascoe, Alan P Bailey, Melinda Craike, Tim Carter, Rhiannon K Patten, Nigel K Stepto, Alexandra G Parker

EARLY INTERVENTION IN PSYCHIATRY | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

AIM: To describe the quality and completeness of the description and reporting of physical activity and exercise interventions delivered to young people to promote mental health or treat mental illness. METHODS: We conducted a series of scoping reviews identifying 64 controlled trials of physical activity and exercise interventions delivered to young people. We extracted: intervention characteristics, personnel and delivery format, the intensity, duration, frequency and type of physical activity or exercise. RESULTS: There was limited reporting of intervention details across studies; 52% did not provide information to confidently assess intervention intensity, 29% did not state who delivered..

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