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A school-based randomized controlled trial to promote cycling to school in adolescents: The PACO study

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Show simple item record Chillón, Palma Gálvez-Fernández, Patricia Huertas-Delgado, Francisco Javier Herrador-Colmenero, Manuel Barranco-Ruiz, Yaira Villa-González, Emilio Aranda-Balboa, María Jesús Saucedo-Araujo, Romina Gisele Campos-Garzón, Pablo Molina-Soberanes, Daniel Segura-Díaz, José Manuel Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Fernando Lara-Sánchez, Amador Jesús Queralt, Ana Molina-García, Javier Bengoechea, Enrique García Mandic, Sandra 2021-03-23T17:45:13Z 2021-03-23T17:45:13Z 2021
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract “Cycling and Walk to School” (PACO, by its Spanish acronym) that aims to promote cycling to and from school and physical activity (PA) in adolescents. This study will examine the effects of this intervention in cycling and active commuting to and from school (ACS), PA and several ACS-related factors based on self-determination theory (SDT) and a social-ecological model (SEM). A total of 360 adolescents attending six high schools (three experimental and three control) from three Spanish cities will participate in this randomized controlled trial. The intervention (four cycling sessions; 1–2 h per session, one session per week) will be conducted by the research staff; the control group will continue their usual activities. PA levels will be measured by accelerometers, whereas ACS and the other study variables will be self-reported using questionnaires at baseline and post-intervention. The primary outcomes will be: rates of cycling to school, ACS and PA levels. In addition, SDT-related variables and individual, interpersonal, community, and environment variables relevant to ACS will be based on SEM. The findings will provide a comprehensive understanding of the short-term effects of this school-based intervention on cycling to school behaviour, ACS and PA levels in Spanish adolescents. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher MDPI en_US
dc.relation DEP2016-75598-R en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health;18, 2066
dc.subject active transport en_US
dc.subject youth en_US
dc.subject bicycle en_US
dc.subject exercise en_US
dc.title A school-based randomized controlled trial to promote cycling to school in adolescents: The PACO study 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 10.3390/ijerph18042066
dc.contributor.sponsor Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor European Union (EU) en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor Spanish Ministry of Education and Vocational Training en_US
dc.relation.projectid FPU17/03934 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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