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Individual- and environmental-related correlates of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in 11-, 13-, and 15-year-old Finnish children

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Show simple item record Mehtala, Anette Villberg, Jari Blomqvist, Minna Huotari, Pertti Jaakkola, Timo Koski, Pasi Lintunen, Taru Mononen, Kaisu Ng, Kwok W. Palomaki, Sanna Saakslahti, Arja Tammelin, Tuija Vasankari, Tommi Kokko, Sami 2020-06-24T08:12:54Z 2020-06-24T08:12:54Z 2020
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The objective of this study was to analyze the associations of various individual- and environmental- related factors with subgroups of daily, frequent, moderate and low moderate-to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) among children and adolescents. Data were obtained from the Finnish School-age Physical Activity (FSPA) study 2016 from 4677 national representative 11-, 13-, and 15-year-old children and adolescents. MVPA and individual- and environmental-related factors were assessed by a questionnaire and analyzed by two-level logistic regression. Seventeen of the twenty-one variables were statistically significantly associated with MVPA. However, only three variables were statistically significant in all MVPA subgroups, whereby self-directed PA at least twice a week, fewer perceived barriers, and higher peer support increased the odds of participating in more MVPA. The results from this study showed essential differences among the MVPA subgroups, also supporting previous findings, whereby various individual- and environmental-based factors are associated with children and adolescents’ levels of MVPA. Challenges to designing and implementing effective interventions are based on the need to account for individual differences within the population, as well as the varied connections between PA with different social and physical environments where children and adolescents’ PA takes place. PA interventions with various actions at multiple levels are warranted en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Public Library of Science en_US
dc.relation 320399 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries PLoS ONE;0234686
dc.subject vigorous en_US
dc.subject physical activity en_US
dc.title Individual- and environmental-related correlates of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in 11-, 13-, and 15-year-old Finnish children en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1371/journal.pone.0234686
dc.contributor.sponsor Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor Strategic Research Council en_US
dc.relation.projectid OKM/89/626/2015 en_US
dc.relation.projectid OKM/130/626/2018 en_US
dc.relation.projectid 320400 en_US
dc.relation.projectid 320403 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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