Journal article

A Peer-to-Peer Live-Streaming Intervention for Children During COVID-19 Homeschooling to Promote Physical Activity and Reduce Anxiety and Eye Strain: Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial.

Yingfeng Zheng, Wei Wang, Yuxin Zhong, Fengchun Wu, Zhuoting Zhu, Yih-Chung Tham, Ecosse Lamoureux, Liang Xiao, Erta Zhu, Haoning Liu, Ling Jin, Linyi Liang, Lixia Luo, Mingguang He, Ian Morgan, Nathan Congdon, Yizhi Liu

J Med Internet Res | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The COVID-19 pandemic has led to worldwide school closures, with millions of children confined to online learning at home. As a result, children may be susceptible to anxiety and digital eye strain, highlighting a need for population interventions. OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to investigate whether a digital behavior change intervention aimed at promoting physical activity could reduce children's anxiety and digital eye strain while undergoing prolonged homeschooling during the COVID-19 pandemic. METHODS: In this cluster randomized controlled trial, homeschooled grade 7 students at 12 middle schools in southern China were recruited through local schools and randomly..

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