Lunchtime Enjoyment Activity Play (LEAP) Intervention
School or Research Centre
School of Education
Brendon Hyndman, Southern Cross University, PO Box 157, Lismore NSW 2480, Australia.
physical activity, primary school, intervention, lunchtime, children, enjoyment, quality of life, recess, school playgrounds.
Hyndman, Brendon. 2016 Data from: LEAP Intervention. Southern Cross University. http://dx.doi.org/10.4226/47/581a82b30864c
This matched controlled trial, the LEAP intervention study, was uniquely tailored to compare the intervention and control schools at baseline (March/April, 2010), post-testing (after 7-weeks; April-June, 2010) and at a follow-up (after 8-months; November, 2010). The intervention provided movable/recycled materials for children to use in the school playground with usual playground supervision by teachers (yard duty). Children in the control school continued their PA with their usual sports equipment, fixed playground equipment and teacher supervision.
Children within an intervention school (n = 123) and a matched control school (n = 152) aged 5-to-12-years-old were recruited for the study. Children’s PA was measured using a combination of pedometers and direct observation (SOPLAY). Quality of life, enjoyment of PA and enjoyment of lunchtime activities were assessed in the 8-12 year children.
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Data Collection End Date
Data collected over an eight month period, covering regional western Victoria area.
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