Parental Factors Associated With Physical Activity Among East Asian Children/Youth: A Meta-Analysis Based on the Active Healthy Kids Report Cards

Robin Sze Tak Ho, Wendy Yajun Huang, Ho Yau Lo, Kenneth Kang Yue Liu, Stephen Heung Sang Wong*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Insufficient physical activity (PA) is a leading risk factor for mortality. The Active Healthy Kids Report Cards provide comprehensive evidence related to PA in children/adolescents. Associations of (1) parental support for PA with amount of moderate-to-vigorous-intensity PA (MVPA) performed by children/adolescents and (2) amount of MVPA performed by parents with amount of MVPA performed by children/adolescents, as indicated by Report Cards, have not been critically synthesized in meta-analysis. We selected data in Asian countries/regions Report Cards and performed meta-analyses to assess pooled associations of influence indicators and behavior indicators among children/adolescents in Asian countries/regions. Our meta-analyses included five studies that assessed association of parental support or MVPA performance with child/adolescent MVPA performance. Positive association was observed between the amount of time spent by parents on MVPA per week, regardless of gender, and the amount of time spent by children and adolescents on MVPA per week (r = .11; I2 = 40%). In East Asia, the amount of MVPA performed by parents appears to be an important factor influencing the participation of children/adolescents in PA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)493-500
Number of pages8
JournalAsia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
Volume34
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2022

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

User-Defined Keywords

  • Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance
  • bodyweight
  • children and adolescents
  • meta-analysis
  • moderate-to-vigorous-intensity physical activity
  • parental influence
  • physical activity
  • report card
  • synthesis

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