Table 1

Outcome measures and schedule of the study

Outcome

Measure

Data collection

Dependent variable

Baseline

Post-test


BMI

Stadiometer and scales

Researcher with child

Height and weight

1 occasion

1 occasion

Physical Activity

Actigraph accelerometer1

Devices worn by children

Counts, and minutes in sedentary and moderate to vigorous activity

5 days

5 days

Activity Diary2

Palm pilots responded on by parents

Activities undertaken after school

4 days

4 days

Social Interaction

Playground Behaviour

Video recording

Social behaviour

15 min

15 min

SSIS-RS 3

Parent and teacher reports

Social skills and problem behaviour

1 occasion

1 occasion

Self-concept

PSPCSAYC4

Researcher with child, and teacher reports

Feelings of competence

1 occasion

1 occasion


1 www.theactigraph.com webcite

2 Palm pilot Z22

3 Social Skills Improvement System Rating Scales [61]

4 Pictorial Scale of Perceived Competence and Social Acceptance for Young Children [60]

Bundy et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:680   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-680

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