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Alternative options for prescribing physical activity among obese children and adolescents: brisk walking supported by an exergaming platform

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Alternative options for prescribing physical activity among obese children and adolescents: brisk walking supported by an exergaming platform

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dc.contributor.author Cebolla Martí, Ausias es_ES
dc.contributor.author Alvarez Pitti, Julio Carlos es_ES
dc.contributor.author Guixeres Provinciale, Jaime es_ES
dc.contributor.author Lison, Juan Francisco es_ES
dc.contributor.author Baños Rivera, Rosa María es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-26T06:50:55Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-26T06:50:55Z
dc.date.issued 2015-02
dc.identifier.issn 0212-1611
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/83583
dc.description.abstract [EN] Background: Physical inactivity has been identified as an important public health concern for children. An increasing sedentary way of life is directly related to obesity; hence, prevention and management of childhood obesity are commonly based on lifestyle interventions wherein increasing physical activity is one of the main targets. The use of exergames can be useful in promoting physical activity, but it is necessary more research. This study analyzes the effects of an exergaming platform that involves brisk walking, on perceived exertion, self-efficacy, positive expectations and satisfaction in a sample of clinically obese children, as compared with normal weight children. Physiological variables like heart rate, oxygen consumption and energy expenditure were also measured. Method: A total sample of 42 children was recruited. Children were randomized into those walking on a treadmill and those using a treadmill with the support of the exergaming platform (Wii-Fit). Results: The obese children scored significantly higher in expectations and satisfaction in the exergame condition but not in self-efficacy, perceived exertion or physiological measures. Conclusions: These results suggest that this exergaming platform could be a tool to assist obese children in the practice of brisk walking as part of a programme designed to treat obesity. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship CIBEROBN is an initiative of ISCIII (Instituto de Salud Carlos III). Thanks are extended to the Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad (Plan Nacional I+D+I 2008-2011), en el proyecto (PSI2011-25767); y la red de investigacion en excelencia PROMETEO 2013 Fase II (PROMETEOII/2013/003). en_EN
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.relation Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, Spain [PSI2011-25767] es_ES
dc.relation Generalitat Valenciana [PROMETEO II/2013/003] es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Nutricion Hospitalaria es_ES
dc.rights Reconocimiento - No comercial (by-nc) es_ES
dc.subject Physical activity es_ES
dc.subject Video games es_ES
dc.subject Paediatric obesity es_ES
dc.subject Acceptability es_ES
dc.title Alternative options for prescribing physical activity among obese children and adolescents: brisk walking supported by an exergaming platform es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.3305/nh.2015.31.2.7929
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Instituto Interuniversitario de Investigación en Bioingeniería y Tecnología Orientada al Ser Humano - Institut Interuniversitari d'Investigació en Bioenginyeria i Tecnologia Orientada a l'Ésser Humà es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Cebolla Martí, A.; Alvarez Pitti, JC.; Guixeres Provinciale, J.; Lison, JF.; Baños Rivera, RM. (2015). Alternative options for prescribing physical activity among obese children and adolescents: brisk walking supported by an exergaming platform. Nutricion Hospitalaria. 31(2):841-848. doi:10.3305/nh.2015.31.2.7929 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://doi.org/10.3305/nh.2015.31.2.7929 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 841 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 848 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 31 es_ES
dc.description.issue 2 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 315915 es_ES


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