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Weekday-Weekend Sedentary Behavior and Recreational Screen Time Patterns in Families with Preschoolers, Schoolchildren, and Adolescents: Cross-Sectional Three Cohort Study

Faculty of Physical Culture, Palacký University Olomouc, 77147 Olomouc, Czech Republic
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(9), 4532; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18094532
Received: 18 March 2021 / Revised: 19 April 2021 / Accepted: 21 April 2021 / Published: 24 April 2021
Background: Excessive recreational screen time (RST) has been associated with negative health consequences already being apparent in preschoolers. Therefore, the aim of this study was to reveal parent-child sedentary behavior, and RST patterns and associations with respect to the gender, age category of children, and days of the week. Methods: Our cross-sectional survey included 1175 parent-child dyads with proxy-reported RST data collected during a regular school week during the spring and fall between 2013 and 2019. The parent-child RST (age and RST) relationship was quantified using Pearson’s (rP) correlation coefficient. Results: Weekends were characterized by longer RST for all family members (daughters/sons: +34/+33 min/day, mothers/fathers: +43/+14 min/day) and closer parent-child RST associations than on weekdays. The increasing age of children was positively associated with an increase in RST on weekdays (+6.4/+7.2 min per year of age of the daughter/son) and weekends (+5.8/+7.5 min per year of age of the daughter/son). Conclusions: Weekends provide a suitable target for implementation of programs aimed at reducing excessive RST involving not only children, but preferably parent-child dyads. View Full-Text
Keywords: screen time; daughter; son; mother; father; weekdays; weekends; preschoolers screen time; daughter; son; mother; father; weekdays; weekends; preschoolers
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Sigmundová, D.; Sigmund, E. Weekday-Weekend Sedentary Behavior and Recreational Screen Time Patterns in Families with Preschoolers, Schoolchildren, and Adolescents: Cross-Sectional Three Cohort Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 4532. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18094532

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Sigmundová D, Sigmund E. Weekday-Weekend Sedentary Behavior and Recreational Screen Time Patterns in Families with Preschoolers, Schoolchildren, and Adolescents: Cross-Sectional Three Cohort Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(9):4532. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18094532

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Sigmundová, Dagmar, and Erik Sigmund. 2021. "Weekday-Weekend Sedentary Behavior and Recreational Screen Time Patterns in Families with Preschoolers, Schoolchildren, and Adolescents: Cross-Sectional Three Cohort Study" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 9: 4532. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18094532

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