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Clustering of activity related social and physical environmental factors in the home

Michael Sheldrick, Kelly Mackintosh Orcid Logo, Gareth Stratton Orcid Logo, Lucy Griffiths Orcid Logo, Rich Fry Orcid Logo, Clover Maitland, Michael Rosenberg

Pediatric Exercise Science

Swansea University Authors: Michael Sheldrick, Kelly Mackintosh Orcid Logo, Gareth Stratton Orcid Logo, Lucy Griffiths Orcid Logo, Rich Fry Orcid Logo

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Objectives; This study assessed clustering of social and physical activity related factors at home, and whether these clusters are related to home-based sitting and PA in children. Methods; 235 child-parent dyads took part. Principal component analysis (PCA) was used to identify clusters of physical...

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Published in: Pediatric Exercise Science
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa60257
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Abstract: Objectives; This study assessed clustering of social and physical activity related factors at home, and whether these clusters are related to home-based sitting and PA in children. Methods; 235 child-parent dyads took part. Principal component analysis (PCA) was used to identify clusters of physical and social factors. Backward regression analysis and partial correlations were used to examine relationships between clusters, children’s (55% girl, 10.2 ± 0.7) objective home-based activity behaviours and background characteristics. Results; Clusters of physical and social activity related factors were identified, which were associated with activity behaviours as well as several background characteristics, particularly socioeconomic factors. Conclusion; Interventions which target clusters of social and physical factors at home, especially among low SES families, are warranted.
Keywords: Physical activity, sitting, home, clusters, physical environment, social environment, correlates
College: College of Engineering