Ten research priorities related to youth sport, physical activity and health

Howie, Erin K., Guagliano, Justin M., Milton, Karen, Vella, Stewart A., Gomersall, Sjaan R., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L., Richards, Justin and Pate, Russell R. (2020) Ten research priorities related to youth sport, physical activity and health. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 17 (9). pp. 920-929. ISSN 1543-3080

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Abstract

Background: Sport has been identified as one of the 7 best investments for increasing physical activity levels across the life span. Several questions remain on how to effectively utilize youth sport as a strategy for increasing physical activity and improving health in youth. The purpose of this paper is to identify the main research priorities in the areas of youth sport and physical activity for health. Methods: An international expert panel was convened, selected to cover a wide spectrum of topics related to youth sport. The group developed a draft set of potential research priorities, and relevant research was scoped. Through an iterative process, the group reached consensus on the top 10 research priorities. Results: The 10 research priorities were identified related to sport participation rates, physical activity from sport, the contribution of sport to health, and the overall return on investment from youth sport. For each research priority, the current evidence is summarized, key research gaps are noted, and immediate research needs are suggested. Conclusion: The identified research priorities are intended to guide researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to increase the evidence base on which to base the design, delivery, and policies of youth sport programs to deliver health benefits.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2020 00:08
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2020 00:28
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/75603
DOI: 10.1123/jpah.2020-0151

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