Evidence-Based Approach to Establish National Physical Activity Guidelines for Children and Adolescents in Taiwan

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243140
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Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Evidence-Based Approach to Establish National Physical Activity Guidelines for Children and Adolescents in Taiwan
Author(s):
Chiang, Chi-Chen; Liou, Yiing-Mei
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Beta Chapter-At-Large
Author Details:
Chiang, Chi-Chen, MS, RN, kitty.xmail@gmail.com; Liou, Yiing-Mei, PhD, RN;
Abstract:
Background: Inactivity in children and adolescents is a worldwide serious problem, and has deeply influenced them physically and mentally.

Purpose : The aim of the study was: (a) to explore the recommendations and policies of physical activity (PA) for children and adolescents in different countries; (b) to understand the reaching rate of national PA recommendations for children and adolescents in different countries; (c) to propose PA recommendations for children and adolescents in Taiwan.

Methods: The Delphi method was used to obtain experts’ opinion on recommendations of PA. Firstly, systemic review related to literatures, website was done, which focuses on policy implementation, current condition of PA in different countries. As offering the data to participants and carrying out two rounds Delphi reviews (n = 63, 43) and two penal discussions (n = 26, 22), the consensuses were made. Eventually, PA guideline for children and adolescents in Taiwan was established.

Results: The PA guidelines were as follows: Vigorous-intensity PA (VPA) 90 minutes per week for elementary school students, 120 minutes per week for junior high school students, 150 minutes per week for senior high school students. Moderate-intensity PA (MPA) 210 minutes per week for all kinds of students. After-school time on watching TV, playing computers and video games, and surfing on the Internet should be fewer than 2 hours per day during a week. PE course’s frequency and quality were set as well. Walking to school and attending family activities are also encouraged but not enforced.

Conclusion s: The PA guidelines for children and adolescents were completed. Ministry of Education of Taiwan develops a policy which increases Pepils’ recommended PA quantity significantly according to the guidelines, so as to improve Pepils’ physical fitness and health.

Keywords:
Delphi method; Physical activity; Guideline
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012 ; 12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleEvidence-Based Approach to Establish National Physical Activity Guidelines for Children and Adolescents in Taiwanen
dc.contributor.authorChiang, Chi-Chenen
dc.contributor.authorLiou, Yiing-Meien
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Beta Chapter-At-Largeen
dc.author.detailsChiang, Chi-Chen, MS, RN, kitty.xmail@gmail.com; Liou, Yiing-Mei, PhD, RN;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243140-
dc.description.abstract<b>Background:</b> Inactivity in children and adolescents is a worldwide serious problem, and has deeply influenced them physically and mentally. <p><b><b>Purpose</b> </b><b>:</b> The aim of the study was: (a) to explore the recommendations and policies of physical activity (PA) for children and adolescents in different countries; (b) to understand the reaching rate of national PA recommendations for children and adolescents in different countries; (c) to propose PA recommendations for children and adolescents in Taiwan. <p><b><b>Methods: </b> </b>The Delphi method was used to obtain experts&rsquo; opinion on recommendations of PA. Firstly, systemic review related to literatures, website was done, which focuses on policy implementation, current condition of PA in different countries. As offering the data to participants and carrying out two rounds Delphi reviews (n = 63, 43) and two penal discussions (n = 26, 22), the consensuses were made. Eventually, PA guideline for children and adolescents in Taiwan was established. <p><b><b>Results: </b></b> The PA guidelines were as follows: Vigorous-intensity PA (VPA) 90 minutes per week for elementary school students, 120 minutes per week for junior high school students, 150 minutes per week for senior high school students. Moderate-intensity PA (MPA) 210 minutes per week for all kinds of students. After-school time on watching TV, playing computers and video games, and surfing on the Internet should be fewer than 2 hours per day during a week. PE course&rsquo;s frequency and quality were set as well. Walking to school and attending family activities are also encouraged but not enforced. <p><b><b>Conclusion</b> </b><b>s</b><b>:</b><b> </b>The PA guidelines for children and adolescents were completed. Ministry of Education of Taiwan develops a policy which increases Pepils&rsquo; recommended PA quantity significantly according to the guidelines, so as to improve Pepils&rsquo; physical fitness and health.en
dc.subjectDelphi methoden
dc.subjectPhysical activityen
dc.subjectGuidelineen
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:18:18Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12en
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:18:18Z-
dc.conference.date2012en
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen
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