Physical activity interventions in Latin America - A systematic review

Show simple item record Hoehner, Christine M. Soares, Jesus Perez, Diana Parra Ribeiro, Isabela C. Joshu, Corinne E. Pratt, Michael Legetic, Branka D. Malta, Deborah Carvalho Matsudo, Victor R. Ramos, Luiz Roberto [UNIFESP] Simoes, Eduardo J. Brownson, Ross C. 2016-01-24T13:49:38Z 2016-01-24T13:49:38Z 2008-03-01
dc.identifier.citation American Journal of Preventive Medicine. New York: Elsevier B.V., v. 34, n. 3, p. 224-233, 2008.
dc.identifier.issn 0749-3797
dc.description.abstract Background: Recommendations for physical activity in the Guide to Community Preventive Services (the Community Guide) have not been systematically examined or applied in developing countries such as those in Latin America. the aim of this systematic review was to assess the current evidence base concerning interventions to increase physical activity in Latin America using a modified Community Guide process and to develop evidence-based recommendations for physical activity interventions.Methods: in 2006, a literature review of both peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed literature in Portuguese, Spanish, and English was carried out to identify physical activity interventions conducted in community settings in Latin America. Intervention studies were identified by searching ten databases using 16 search terms related to physical activity, fitness, health promotion, and community interventions. All intervention studies related to physical activity were summarized into tables. Six reviewers independently classified the intervention studies by the categories used in the Community Guide and screened the studies for inclusion in a systematic abstraction process to assess the strength of the evidence. Five trained researchers conducted the abstractions.Results: the literature search identified 903 peer-reviewed articles and 142 Brazilian theses related to physical activity, of which 19 were selected for full abstraction. Only for school-based physical education classes was the strength of the evidence from Latin America sufficient to support a practice recommendation.Conclusions: This systematic review highlights the need for rigorous evaluation of promising interventions to increase physical activity in Latin America. Implementation and maintenance of school physical education programs and policies should be strongly encouraged to promote the health of Latin American children. en
dc.format.extent 224-233
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier B.V.
dc.relation.ispartof American Journal of Preventive Medicine
dc.rights Acesso restrito
dc.title Physical activity interventions in Latin America - A systematic review en
dc.type Resenha
dc.contributor.institution St Louis Univ
dc.contributor.institution Ctr Dis Control & Prevent
dc.contributor.institution WHO
dc.contributor.institution Brazil Minist Hlth
dc.contributor.institution Ctr Estudos Lab Aptidao Fis Sao Caetano Sul
dc.contributor.institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.description.affiliation St Louis Univ, Sch Publ Hlth, Prevent Res Ctr, St Louis, MO 63103 USA
dc.description.affiliation Ctr Dis Control & Prevent, Div Nutr & Phys Activ, Atlanta, GA USA
dc.description.affiliation Ctr Dis Control & Prevent, Prevent Res Ctr Program, Atlanta, GA USA
dc.description.affiliation WHO, Pan Amer Hlth Org Reg Off, Washington, DC USA
dc.description.affiliation Brazil Minist Hlth, Div Situat Analysis & Prevent Nontransmissible Di, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Ctr Estudos Lab Aptidao Fis Sao Caetano Sul, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Prevent Med, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnifesp Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Prevent Med, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.amepre.2007.11.016
dc.description.source Web of Science
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000253342600008


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