TITLE

Effects of Modifying Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior on Psychosocial Adjustment in Overweight/Obese Children

AUTHOR(S)
Goldfield, Gary S.; Mallory, Risa; Parker, Torrey; Cunningham, Terrell; Legg, Christine; Lumb, Andrew; Parker, Kasey; Prud'homme, Denis; Adamo, Kristi B.
PUB. DATE
August 2007
SOURCE
Journal of Pediatric Psychology;Aug2007, Vol. 32 Issue 7, p783
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objectives To evaluate the relationship between changes in physical activity (PA), sedentary behavior, and physical self-perceptions and global self-worth in 30, 8-12 years old, overweight/obese children (13 boys, 17 girls). Methods Secondary analyses from a randomized controlled trial designed to increase PA and reduce sedentary behavior. PA was measured by accelerometers worn by participants every day for 8 weeks. Sedentary behavior, defined as minutes per day spent in television viewing, was assessed by self-report. Results Increases in PA were associated with increases in perceived physical conditioning (r = .54, p < .01), body satisfaction (r= .55, p < .01), and overall physical self-worth (r= .44, p < .05) independent of changes in body mass index (BMI). Reductions in TV viewing were also related to increased physical and global self- worth. Conclusions Increases in PA are associated with improvements in physical self-perceptions but not global self-worth, while reductions in TV viewing are associated with increased physical and global self-worth, and these psychosocial benefits appear to be independent of changes in adiposity.
ACCESSION #
26252509

 

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