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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818786/a-pilot-yoga-physical-education-curriculum-to-promote-positive-body-image
#1
Anne E Cox, Sarah Ullrich-French, Holly S Howe, Amy N Cole
We examined the effects of a pilot yoga-based physical education (PE) curriculum by testing for change in trait body surveillance, physical self-worth, and body appreciation. Further, we examined the relationships among change in body image variables and the role of state mindfulness in predicting state body surveillance during classes. Adolescents participated in 12 weeks of yoga-based (n=20; Mage=16.45, 90% female) or traditional (n=23;Mage=14.52, 57% female) PE. Results showed significant (p=.004), moderate decreases in trait body surveillance and minimal nonsignificant (p=...
August 14, 2017: Body Image
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802895/physical-activity-and-obesity-among-nine-year-old-children-with-and-without-chronic-health-problems-illness-or-disabilities-in-ireland
#2
Justin A Haegele, Sean Healy, Xihe Zhu
BACKGROUND: Regular engagement in physical activity can help youth control their weight during childhood while decreasing one's chances of developing chronic diseases (e.g., coronary heart disease, diabetes) throughout the lifespan. While numerous studies have explored physical activity participation and weight status among typically developing children, few epidemiological studies utilizing nationally representative data has focused on children with chronic health problems, illness, or disabilities (CHID)...
August 8, 2017: Disability and Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800425/implementing-the-adapted-physical-education-e-learning-program-into-physical-education-teacher-education-program
#3
Eun Hye Kwon, Martin E Block
According to the Ministry of Education Korea (2014), the approximately 70.4% of all students with disabilities are included in general schools in Korea. However, studies show that Korean GPE teachers do not feel comforatble or prepared to include students with disabilities (Oh & Lee, 1999; Roh, 2002; Roh & Oh, 2005). The purpose of this study was to explore whether an APE e-learning supplement would have an impact on the level of self-efficacy and content knowledge of pre-service teachers related to including students with intellectual disabilities...
August 8, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782349/what-makes-young-people-tick-a-qualitative-analysis-of-the-beliefs-and-perceptions-of-school-aged-children-towards-pe-and-healthy-living-in-the-sickest-area-of-europe
#4
Joe G Cowley, John Kiely, Dave Collins
Scottish children are reported to be among the least active in the world, additionally Scotland has previously been labelled "the sick man of Europe" on account of its poor health record. In response, the Scottish Government has implemented a range of policies with a strong focus on increasing physical activity (PA), Physical Education (PE) and the integration of health and wellbeing (HWB) with the aim of promoting and sustaining PA throughout life. To date, limited qualitative research exploring pupil perspective of PE lessons and HWB exists...
July 26, 2017: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765667/the-relationship-between-physical-activity-and-work-ability-a-cross-sectional-study-of-teachers
#5
Małgorzata Grabara, Agnieszka Nawrocka, Aneta Powerska-Didkowska
OBJECTIVES: To assess relationship between physical activity (PA) and perceived work ability amongst teachers from the Upper Silesia, Poland. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study involved 171 teachers (129 women, 42 men) of primary and secondary schools of the Upper Silesia, Poland. Physical education teachers were excluded from the study. The level of PA was estimated using the International Physical Activity Questionnaire short version, and perceived work ability was estimated using Work Ability Index (WAI)...
August 2, 2017: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762381/comorbidity-and-physical-activity-in-people-with-paraplegia-a-descriptive-cross-sectional-study
#6
L Montesinos-Magraner, P Serra-Añó, X García-Massó, L Ramírez-Garcerán, L-M González, M Á González-Viejo
STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive cross-sectional study. SETTING: The study was conducted in the Spinal Cord Injury Unit of the University Vall d'Hebron Hospital and in the Physical Education and Sports Department of the University of Valencia. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to quantify the presence of comorbidities in spinal cord injury (SCI) subjects who did or did not perform regular physical activity (PA) and to identify the relationship between PA and the level of comorbidity...
August 1, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761698/sports-injuries-and-illnesses-in-first-year-physical-education-teacher-education-students
#7
Anne-Marie van Beijsterveldt, Angelo Richardson, Benjamin Clarsen, Janine Stubbe
BACKGROUND/AIM: We aimed to investigate the magnitude and characteristics of injuries and illnesses in Dutch physical education teacher education (PETE) students. METHODS: During the first 21 weeks of the academic year, 245 first-year students registered their health problems online using the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Centre (OSTRC) Questionnaire on Health Problems. RESULTS: A total of 276 injuries, 140 illnesses and 69 unclassified health problems were reported...
2017: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759129/the-effect-of-a-two-year-school-based-daily-physical-activity-intervention-on-a-clustered-cvd-risk-factor-score-the-sogndal-school-intervention-study
#8
G K Resaland, E Aadland, A K O Nilsen, J B Bartholomew, L B Andersen, S A Anderssen
PURPOSE: To evaluate changes in clustered cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in 9-year-old children following a 2-year school-based physical activity intervention. METHODS: In total, 259 children (age 9.3 ± 0.3 years) were invited, of whom 256 participated. The intervention group (63 boys, 62 girls) carried out 60-minute teacher-controlled daily physical activity over two school years. The control group (62 boys, 69 girls) had the curriculum-defined amount of physical education (45 minutes twice each week)...
July 31, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758438/energy-balance-related-behavior-and-anthropometric-measures-among-adolescents-across-three-educational-levels-a-cross-sectional-study-in-dutch-schools
#9
Monica A M Ridder, Maaike Koning, Tommy L S Visscher, Remy A Hirasing, Jacob C Seidell, Carry M Renders
Energy balance-related behavior on schooldays and beliefs about school-based interventions may differ between students in different educational levels, sexes, and BMI (body mass index) categories. In Zwolle (the Netherlands), 1,084 adolescents (13-15 years) at 9 secondary schools completed a questionnaire. Overweight prevalence (boys 18.1%, girls 19.3%) increased with decreasing educational level, especially in boys. Girls reported healthier behavior than boys regarding daily consumption of fruit (35% vs. 29%), vegetables (58% vs...
July 1, 2017: Health Education & Behavior: the Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757897/a-qualitative-examination-of-yoga-for-middle-school-adolescents
#10
Bethany Butzer, Amanda Marie LoRusso, Regina Windsor, Frankye Riley, Kate Frame, Sat Bir S Khalsa, Lisa Conboy
The present study was part of a group randomized controlled trial in which 7(th) grade students were assigned to a yoga intervention or physical-education-as-usual. Sixteen students were randomly selected from the yoga condition to participate in one-on-one interviews. Qualitative analyses revealed 13 themes that were organized into two categories: Usability (student perceptions of the usefulness, learnability, and convenience of the yoga intervention) and Effect (student perceptions of the direct results of the yoga intervention)...
2017: Advances in School Mental Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746571/insufficient-free-time-physical-activity-and-occupational-factors-in-brazilian-public-school-teachers
#11
Douglas Fernando Dias, Mathias Roberto Loch, Alberto Durán González, Selma Maffei de Andrade, Arthur Eumann Mesas
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if perceived occupational factors are associated with insufficient free-time physical activity in Brazilian public school teachers. METHODS: The relationship between insufficient physical activity (< 150 minutes/week) and variables related to work was analyzed in 978 elementary and high school teachers calculating the prevalence ratio (PR) and 95% confidence interval (95%CI) in Poisson regression models, adjusted for sociodemographic and health variables...
July 20, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746244/the-effect-of-unicycle-riding-course-on-trunk-strength-and-trunk-stability-functions-in-children
#12
Andrej Kocjan, Nejc Sarabon
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to assess the effect of unicycling on trunk strength and timing of automatic stability actions of the selected trunk muscles (multifidus, obliquus externus, erector spine). METHODS: Twenty healthy 12-year-old children (12 boys, 8 girls; age 12.1 ± 0.2 yrs; body height 1.57 ± 0.05 m; body mass 52.8 ± 10.6 kg) were assigned to experimental and control group. Experimental group performed a supervised 12-session course of unicycling...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742426/educating-students-for-a-lifetime-of-physical-activity-enhancing-mindfulness-motivation-and-meaning
#13
Catherine D Ennis
For many years, pedagogical scholars and physical education (PE) teachers have worked to enhance effective teaching and learning environments. Yet for some children, youth, and young adults, many of the benefits associated with a physically active lifestyle remain elusive. Enhancing programming and performance to meet physical activity goals may require moving programs beyond "effective." It will require teachers and program leaders to focus programmatic attention on strategies to actually increase students' out-of-class physical activity behavior...
July 25, 2017: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738221/self-efficacy-of-physical-education-teachers-in-including-students-with-cerebral-palsy-in-their-classes
#14
Yeshayahu Hutzler, Sharon Barak
Children with cerebral palsy (CP) are often mainstreamed into the general education system, but are likely to be excluded from physical education (PE) classes. A questionnaire was constructed and utilized to measure PE teachers' self-efficacy (SE) toward inclusion of students with CP in each of three mobility categories (independent, using assistive devices, using wheelchair mobility) and the impact of experience and training on teachers' SE. Participants in the study were 121 PE teachers from different parts of Israel (mean age: 41...
July 21, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736480/engaging-students-in-physical-education-key-challenges-and-opportunities-for-physical-educators-in-urban-settings
#15
Sarah Sliwa, Allison Nihiser, Sarah Lee, Nathan McCaughtry, Brian Culp, Shannon Michael
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: J Phys Educ Recreat Dance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728459/effect-of-a-12-week-physical-activity-program-on-gross-motor-skills-in-children
#16
Ryan D Burns, You Fu, Yi Fang, James C Hannon, Timothy A Brusseau
This study examined the effects of a 12-week Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) on gross motor skill development in children from low-income families. Participants were 1,460 school-aged children (mean age = 8.4 ± 1.8 years; 730 girls, 730 boys) recruited from three schools receiving U.S. governmental financial assistance. Students were recruited from grades K-6. CSPAP was implemented over one semester during the 2014-2015 school year. Select gross motor skill items were assessed during each student's physical education class at baseline and at a 12-week follow-up using the Test for Gross Motor Development-2nd Edition (TGMD-2)...
January 1, 2017: Perceptual and Motor Skills
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727641/decreased-average-power-of-the-hip-external-muscles-as-a-predictive-parameter-for-lower-extremity-injury-in-women-a-prospective-study
#17
Ruth Verrelst, Damien Van Tiggelen, Roel De Ridder, Erik Witvrouw
OBJECTIVE: To prospectively identify hip strength associated risk factors contributing to the development of lower extremity (LE) injury. DESIGN: Data were prospectively collected on healthy female physical education students. SETTING: This study was conducted in the institution of the University of Ghent. PARTICIPANTS: Eighty-nine female physical education students aged 19.53 ± 1.07 years. ASSESSMENT OF RISK FACTORS: Testing included isokinetic hip strength measurements of abductors, adductors, internal rotators, and external rotators (ERs)...
July 14, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727510/inclusion-of-children-with-disabilities-in-physical-education-a-systematic-review-of-literature-from-2009-to-2015
#18
Terese Wilhelmsen, Marit Sørensen
This systematic review examines research published from 2009 to 2015 on inclusion of children with disabilities in physical education according to the PRISMA guidelines. We have used a stakeholder approach as a framework for organizing and discussing the results. The searches yielded 535 studies, of which 112 were included. The systematic review outlines which stakeholder perspectives received the most attention, the main themes and findings, the methodological trends that governed the research contribution, and the country of data collection...
July 2017: Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly: APAQ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724390/examining-the-impact-of-a-province-wide-physical-education-policy-on-secondary-students-physical-activity-as-a-natural-experiment
#19
Erin Hobin, Tannis Erickson, Melisa Comte, Fei Zuo, Saamir Pasha, Donna Murnaghan, Steve Manske, Catherine Casey, Jane Griffith, Jonathan McGavock
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of a province-wide physical education (PE) policy on secondary school students' moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA). METHODS: Policy: In fall 2008, Manitoba expanded a policy requiring a PE credit for students in grades 11 and 12 for the first time in Canada. The PE curriculum requires grades 11 and 12 students to complete a minimum of 55 h (50% of course hours) of MVPA (e.g., ≥30 min/day of MVPA on ≥5 days a week) during a 5-month semester to achieve the course credit...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723249/experiences-of-individuals-with-visual-impairments-in-integrated-physical-education-a-retrospective-study
#20
Justin A Haegele, Xihe Zhu
PURPOSE: The purpose of this retrospective study was to examine the experiences of adults with visual impairments during school-based integrated physical education (PE). METHOD: An interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) research approach was used and 16 adults (ages 21-48 years; 10 women, 6 men) with visual impairments acted as participants for this study. The primary sources of data were semistructured audiotaped telephone interviews and reflective field notes, which were recorded during and immediately following each interview...
July 19, 2017: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
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