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dc.contributor.authorHesketh, Kathryn Ren
dc.contributor.authorVan Sluijs, Estheren
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-16T10:38:13Z
dc.date.available2015-12-16T10:38:13Z
dc.date.issued2015-12-17en
dc.identifier.citationHesketh & van Sluijs. Preventive Medicine Reports (2015) Vol. 3, pp. 53-57. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2015.12.004en
dc.identifier.issn2211-3355
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/252991
dc.description.abstractFeatures of the childcare environment may influence children’s in-care physical activity (PA). We assessed the association between UK preschool care-provider, environmental and policy factors and 3-4-year-olds’ average daily in-care sedentary behaviour (SED) and PA. In 2013, we used accelerometers to measure the in-care SED/ PA of 201 3-4-year-old children (51% female) in 30 preschools in Cambridgeshire, UK, (average wear time: (mean±SD) 4.2±1.3 week-days). We assessed the childcare environment using the Environment and Policy Assessment and Observation tool; demographic and carer information was taken from questionnaires. We used three-level mixed-effects regression analyses (adjusted for sex, in-care time and travel mode to care) to determine the association between childcare factors and children’s in-care average daily minutes/hour spent SED, in light PA (LPA) and in moderate-to-vigorous PA (MVPA). Children spent 5.6±2.5 hours in care per day on average; clustering of PA within preschools was limited (ICCs: 0.003-0.05). Fully adjusted models showed that active opportunities were positively associated with children’s in-care SED. No associations with in-care LPA and MVPA were observed. Few care-provider, environmental and policy factors were associated with children’s in-care activity. UK childcare policies advocating child-driven play, moving freely indoors and outdoors, may be more conducive to individual children’s PA.
dc.description.sponsorshipWe thank all children and their parents who participated in the SPACE study. In addition, we thank Kate Westgate and Stefanie Mayle from the physical activity technical team at the MRC Epidemiology Unit for their assistance in processing the accelerometer data, and members of the field team who conducted data collection. This work was conducted by the Medical Research Council [Unit Programme numbers MC_UU_12015/7; MC_UU_12015/4] and the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR), a UKCRC Public Health Research Centre of Excellence. Funding from the British Heart Foundation, Economic and Social Research Council, Medical Research Council, National Institute for Health Research, and Wellcome Trust, under the auspices of the UK Clinical Research Collaboration, is gratefully acknowledged (CEDAR grant number: RES-590-28-0002). No financial disclosures were reported by the authors of this paper.
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.rightsAttribution 2.0 UK: England & Wales
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/uk/
dc.subjectpreschool-aged childrenen
dc.subjectphysical activityen
dc.subjectchildcareen
dc.subjectsedentaryen
dc.subjectpolicyen
dc.subjectenvironmenten
dc.titleFeatures of the UK childcare environment and associations with preschoolers’ in-care physical activityen
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionThis is the final version of the article. It first appeared from Elsevier via http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2015.12.004en
prism.endingPage57
prism.publicationDate2015en
prism.publicationNamePreventive Medicine Reportsen
prism.startingPage53
prism.volume3en
dc.rioxxterms.funderMRC
dc.rioxxterms.funderBHF
dc.rioxxterms.funderESRC
dc.rioxxterms.funderNIHR
dc.rioxxterms.funderWellcome Trust
dc.rioxxterms.projectidMC_UU_12015/7
dc.rioxxterms.projectidMC_UU_12015/4
dcterms.dateAccepted2015-12-08en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1016/j.pmedr.2015.12.004en
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2015-12-17en
dc.contributor.orcidVan Sluijs, Esther [0000-0001-9141-9082]
dc.identifier.eissn2211-3355
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idMRC (MC_UU_12015/7)
pubs.funder-project-idMRC (MR/K023187/1)
pubs.funder-project-idESRC (ES/G007462/1)
pubs.funder-project-idWellcome Trust (087636/Z/08/Z)
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