Journal article

Circus activities as a health intervention for children, youth, and adolescents: a scoping review protocol.

Free Coulston, Kate L Cameron, Alicia Spittle, Kath Sellick, Rachel Toovey

JBI Evid Synth | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: This scoping review aims to map the characteristics of the evidence on circus activities described and/or evaluated as a health intervention for children, youth, and adolescents. Increased understanding of how these interventions work, and gaps identified, will facilitate researchers and practitioners to advance the science of these approaches. INTRODUCTION: Circus activities are proposed in the literature as a health intervention, due to their variety, non-competitive nature, and potential to develop fundamental physical and social skills. For the purposes of this review, circus activities as a health intervention are defined as: aerial, acrobatic, equilibristic, and manipulation..

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