2018, Volume 10, Issue 4

Paediatric physical activity and health: Moving towards a measure of quality



Cain C. T. Clark1, Claire M. Barnes2

1Engineering Behaviour Analytics in Sports and Exercise (E-BASE) Research Group, Swansea University, Faculty of Health and Life Science, Coventry University,
2College of Engineering, Swansea University, Engineering Behaviour Analytics in Sports and Exercise (E-BASE) Research Group, Swansea University,


Author for correspondence: Cain C. T. Clark; Engineering Behaviour Analytics in Sports and Exercise (E-BASE) Research Group, Swansea University, Faculty of Health and Life Science, Coventry University,; email: cain.clark@coventry.ac.uk

DOI: 10.29359/BJHPA.10.4.01

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Abstract

It is clear that physical activity, holistically, is linked with several positive factors through the life course. There exists a large evidence base for physical activity quantity, yet there has been little integration of physical activity qualities, and whilst quality is a nebulous term, recent developments in literature suggest it may be a viable measure in the characterisation of physical activity. The purpose of the study was to comprehensively review the development towards a measure of physical activity quality.  

‪A review of literature was conducted using online databases: Web of Science, PubMed and Google Scholar. A narrative review was subsequently prepared on the topic and development of physical activity quality.  

‪Quantitative assessment of movement quality shows promise in the evaluation and measurement of physical activity, particularly in relation to motor development, fundamental movement skills and body mass indices.  

‪Whilst measures of movement quality display promise, this is a burgeoning field of research contributing to physical activity literature, and as such, these measures must be refined, developed and investigated further.


Key words: physical activity, movement quality, health, children


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AMA:

Clark C, Barnes C. Paediatric physical activity and health: Moving towards a measure of quality. Balt J Health Phys Activ. 2018;10(4):7-24. doi:10.29359/BJHPA.10.4.01

APA:

Clark, C.C.T., & Barnes, C.M. (2018). Paediatric physical activity and health: Moving towards a measure of quality. Balt J Health Phys Activ, 10(4), 7-24. https://doi.org/10.29359/BJHPA.10.4.01

Chicago:

Clark, Cain C. T., Barnes Claire M.. 2018. "Paediatric physical activity and health: Moving towards a measure of quality". Balt J Health Phys Activ 10 (4): 7-24. doi:10.29359/BJHPA.10.4.01

Harvard:

Clark, C.C.T., and Barnes, C.M. (2018). Paediatric physical activity and health: Moving towards a measure of quality. Balt J Health Phys Activ, 10(4), pp.7-24. https://doi.org/10.29359/BJHPA.10.4.01

MLA:

Barnes, Claire M. et al. "Paediatric physical activity and health: Moving towards a measure of quality." Balt J Health Phys Activ, vol. 10, no. 4, 2018, pp. 7-24. doi:10.29359/BJHPA.10.4.01

Vancouver:

Clark CCT, Barnes CM. Paediatric physical activity and health: Moving towards a measure of quality. Balt J Health Phys Activ 2018; 10(4): 7-24. Available from: doi:10.29359/BJHPA.10.4.01