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Peer Mentor Versus Teacher Delivery of a Physical Activity Program on the Effects of BMI and Daily Activity: Protocol of a School-based Group Randomized Controlled Trial in Appalachia

Description
Describes a school-based program utilizing peer mentors to promote health behavior changes and improved health outcomes in rural Appalachian teens. Explores unique circumstances leading to limited physical activity among Appalachian youth, such as a lack of organized sports and recreational facilities.
Author(s)
Lauren H. Smith, Rick L. Petosa, Abigail Shoben
Citation
BMC Public Health, 18, 633
Date
05/2018
Type
Document
Tagged as
Appalachia · Children and youth · Obesity and weight control · Physical activity · Schools · Statistics and data · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention