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Is physical activity differentially associated with different types of sedentary pursuits?
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2003 Aug; 157(8):797-802.AP

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To determine whether there is a relationship between the time adolescents spend in physical activity and time they spend in different sedentary pursuits: watching television, playing video games, working on computers, doing homework, and reading, taking into account the effect of part-time work on students' residual time.

DESIGN

Cross-sectional cohort design.

PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING

Seven hundred forty-three high school students from 2 inner-city public schools and 1 private school.

METHODS

Students completed a self-administered questionnaire that addressed time spent in physical activity, time spent in sedentary pursuits, musculoskeletal pain, and psychosocial issues and were also measured for height and weight. Main Outcome Measure Level of physical activity (low, moderate, high).

RESULTS

There were more girls than boys in the low and moderate physical activity groups and more boys than girls in the high activity group. Ordinal logistic regression showed that increased time spent in "productive sedentary behavior" (reading or doing homework and working on computers) was associated with increased physical activity (odds ratio, 1.7; 95% confidence interval, 1.2-2.4), as was time spent working (odds ratio, 1.3; 95% confidence interval, 1.2-1.4). Time spent watching television and playing video games was not associated with decreased physical activity.

CONCLUSIONS

Physical activity was not inversely associated with watching television or playing video games, but was positively associated with productive sedentary behavior and part-time work. Some students appear capable of managing their time better than others. Future studies should explore the ability of students to manage their time and also determine what characteristics are conducive to better time management.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Groupe de recherche interdisciplinaire en santé, Ecole de Réadaptation, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada. Debbie.Feldman@umontreal.caNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12912786

Citation

Feldman, Debbie Ehrmann, et al. "Is Physical Activity Differentially Associated With Different Types of Sedentary Pursuits?" Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, vol. 157, no. 8, 2003, pp. 797-802.
Feldman DE, Barnett T, Shrier I, et al. Is physical activity differentially associated with different types of sedentary pursuits? Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2003;157(8):797-802.
Feldman, D. E., Barnett, T., Shrier, I., Rossignol, M., & Abenhaim, L. (2003). Is physical activity differentially associated with different types of sedentary pursuits? Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 157(8), 797-802.
Feldman DE, et al. Is Physical Activity Differentially Associated With Different Types of Sedentary Pursuits. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2003;157(8):797-802. PubMed PMID: 12912786.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Is physical activity differentially associated with different types of sedentary pursuits? AU - Feldman,Debbie Ehrmann, AU - Barnett,Tracie, AU - Shrier,Ian, AU - Rossignol,Michel, AU - Abenhaim,Lucien, PY - 2003/8/13/pubmed PY - 2003/9/5/medline PY - 2003/8/13/entrez SP - 797 EP - 802 JF - Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine JO - Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med VL - 157 IS - 8 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To determine whether there is a relationship between the time adolescents spend in physical activity and time they spend in different sedentary pursuits: watching television, playing video games, working on computers, doing homework, and reading, taking into account the effect of part-time work on students' residual time. DESIGN: Cross-sectional cohort design. PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING: Seven hundred forty-three high school students from 2 inner-city public schools and 1 private school. METHODS: Students completed a self-administered questionnaire that addressed time spent in physical activity, time spent in sedentary pursuits, musculoskeletal pain, and psychosocial issues and were also measured for height and weight. Main Outcome Measure Level of physical activity (low, moderate, high). RESULTS: There were more girls than boys in the low and moderate physical activity groups and more boys than girls in the high activity group. Ordinal logistic regression showed that increased time spent in "productive sedentary behavior" (reading or doing homework and working on computers) was associated with increased physical activity (odds ratio, 1.7; 95% confidence interval, 1.2-2.4), as was time spent working (odds ratio, 1.3; 95% confidence interval, 1.2-1.4). Time spent watching television and playing video games was not associated with decreased physical activity. CONCLUSIONS: Physical activity was not inversely associated with watching television or playing video games, but was positively associated with productive sedentary behavior and part-time work. Some students appear capable of managing their time better than others. Future studies should explore the ability of students to manage their time and also determine what characteristics are conducive to better time management. SN - 1072-4710 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12912786/Is_physical_activity_differentially_associated_with_different_types_of_sedentary_pursuits L2 - https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/vol/157/pg/797 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -