The primary aim of
this study was to evaluate a 24-month, school-based physical activity
intervention in a trial targeting a cohort of Grade 7 students attending
schools located in socio-economically disadvantaged communities.
The primary outcome
was mean duration of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) minutes per
day assessed using Actigraph (GT3X) accelerometers at baseline, and 12- and
24-months post randomisation. Secondary outcome measures were weight, body mass
index (BMI), and BMI Z-score.
The project was funded by
the Health Promotion Demonstration Research Grants Scheme.