The Effect of Structured Exercise Classes and a Lifestyle Intervention on Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Primary Schoolchildren: An Exploratory Trial (The A-CLASS Project)

Jayne Henaghan, Nicola McWhannell, Lawrence Foweather, Tim Cable, Alan Batterham, Gareth Stratton, Keith George

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This exploratory trial evaluates the effect of a structured exercise (STEX) or lifestyle intervention (PASS) program upon cardiovascular (CV) disease risk factors in children. Sixty-one schoolchildren were randomly assigned by school to an intervention or control (CON) condition. The effect of the STEX (compared with CON) was a mean benefit of -0.018 mm for average maximum carotid intima-media thickness. The PASS intervention did not result in clinically important effects, and no other substantial changes were observed. Relatively high probability of clinically beneficial effects of the STEX intervention suggests that a larger, definitive randomized trial with longer follow-up is warranted.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-180
JournalPediatric Exercise Science
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2008

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Henaghan, Jayne ; McWhannell, Nicola ; Foweather, Lawrence ; Cable, Tim ; Batterham, Alan ; Stratton, Gareth ; George, Keith . / The Effect of Structured Exercise Classes and a Lifestyle Intervention on Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Primary Schoolchildren: An Exploratory Trial (The A-CLASS Project). In: Pediatric Exercise Science. 2008 ; Vol. 20, No. 2. pp. 169-180.
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