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Fysisk aktivitetsnivå hos barn i årskurs 3: En accelerometerstudie
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports medicine.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Physical activity level in children in grade three : An accelerometer study (English)
Abstract [sv]

Introduktion: Vikten av fysisk aktivitet är väl utredd, men kunskapsunderlaget om hur aktiva våra yngre barn är idag är fortfarande tunt. Tri-accelerometer har visat sig vara en valid metod att mäta aktivitet hos barn.

Syfte: Syftet med studien är att undersöka och kartlägga den totala fysiska aktivitetsnivån under en veckas tid hos barn i årskurs tre på en skola i norra Sverige. Ytterligare syfte är att se hur stor andel av barnen som når upp till rekommenderad dos av daglig aktivitet, samt om det finns någon signifikant skillnad i aktivitetsnivå sett utifrån kön eller deltagande i organiserad idrott eller ej.

Metod: Fyrtio barn deltog i studien. Deltagarnas aktivitet registrerades under en veckas tid genom en tri-accelerometer. Ett kortare frågeformulär angående deras fysiska aktivitet besvarades även.

Resultat: Ingen signifikant skillnad avseende kön eller deltagande i organiserad idrott eller ej kunde påvisas. 39 av 40 deltagare nådde upp till rekommenderad dos av daglig aktivitet.

Diskussion: Utifrån studien så förefaller barn i årskurs tre vara tillräckligt aktiva för att uppnå kraven på daglig aktivitetsdos, ett positivt resultat då larmrapporter om alltmer stillasittande förekommer. Större och djupare studier behövs för att se om dessa resultat stämmer i ett större sammanhang.

Abstract [en]

Introduction: The importance of physical activity is well investigated, but the knowledge regarding the physical activity of younger children is limited. Accelerometers have proved to be a valid method to measure physical activity in children.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the total level of physical activity (relative to recommended level) in children in grade three at a school in northern Sweden. Furthermore, the study investigated whether there are any differences in physical activity based on gender or participation in organized sports.

Method: Forty children participated in the study. Their level of physical activity was measured using tri-accelerometry technology during one week. Each participant also completed a short questionnaire regarding their level of physical activity.

Results: No significant difference was found in the level of physical activity in relation to gender or participation in organized sports. All but one participant reached the recommended level of daily activity.

Discussion: Based on the study, children in grade three appear to be sufficiently active to achieve the daily level of activity, a positive result in spite of the alarming reports of increased sedentary behavior among children. Intensified studies are needed to see if these results recur in a broader context.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 28
Keywords [en]
children, physical activity, tri-accelerometer
Keywords [sv]
barn, fysisk aktivitet, tri-accelerometer
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-153534OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-153534DiVA, id: diva2:1265060
Educational program
Master program in Sports Medicine
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Available from: 2018-11-22 Created: 2018-11-22 Last updated: 2018-11-22Bibliographically approved

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