Top 10 International Priorities for Physical Fitness Research and Surveillance Among Children and Adolescents: A Twin-Panel Delphi Study.

Lang, Justin J and Zhang, Kai and Agostinis-Sobrinho, César and Andersen, Lars Bo and Basterfield, Laura and Berglind, Daniel and Blain, Dylan and Cadenas-Sanchez, Cristina and Cameron, Christine and Carson, Valerie and Colley, Rachel C and Csányi, Tamás and Faigenbaum, Avery D and García-Hermoso, Antonio and Gomes, Thayse Natacha Q F and Gribbon, Aidan and Janssen, Ian and Jurak, Gregor and Kaj, Mónika and Kidokoro, Tetsuhiro and Lane, Kirstin N and Liu, Yang and Löf, Marie and Lubans, David R and Magnussen, Costan G and Manyanga, Taru and McGrath, Ryan and Mota, Jorge and Olds, Tim and Onywera, Vincent O and Ortega, Francisco B and Oyeyemi, Adewale L and Prince, Stephanie A and Ramírez-Vélez, Robinson and Roberts, Karen C and Rubín, Lukáš and Servais, Jennifer and Silva, Diego Augusto Santos and Silva, Danilo R and Smith, Jordan J and Song, Yi and Stratton, Gareth and Timmons, Brian W and Tomkinson, Grant R and Tremblay, Mark S and Wong, Stephen H S and Fraser, Brooklyn J (2022) Top 10 International Priorities for Physical Fitness Research and Surveillance Among Children and Adolescents: A Twin-Panel Delphi Study. Sports medicine (Auckland, N.Z.). ISSN 1179-2035

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The measurement of physical fitness has a history that dates back nearly 200 years. Recently, there has been an increase in international research and surveillance on physical fitness creating a need for setting international priorities that could help guide future efforts. This study aimed to produce a list of the top 10 international priorities for research and surveillance on physical fitness among children and adolescents. Using a twin-panel Delphi method, two independent panels consisting of 46 international experts were identified (panel 1 = 28, panel 2 = 18). The panel participants were asked to list up to five priorities for research or surveillance (round 1), and then rated the items from their own panel on a 5-point Likert scale of importance (round 2). In round 3, experts were asked to rate the priorities identified by the other panel. There was strong between-panel agreement (panel 1: r  = 0.76, p < 0.01; panel 2: r  = 0.77, p < 0.01) in the priorities identified. The list of the final top 10 priorities included (i) "conduct longitudinal studies to assess changes in fitness and associations with health". This was followed by (ii) "use fitness surveillance to inform decision making", and (iii) "implement regular and consistent international/national fitness surveys using common measures". The priorities identified in this study provide guidance for future international collaborations and research efforts on the physical fitness of children and adolescents over the next decade and beyond. [Abstract copyright: © 2022. Crown.]

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Additional Information: ** From PubMed via Jisc Publications Router ** History: accepted 04-08-2022.
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Institutes and Academies > Institute of Management and Health > Sport Health and Outdoor Education
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Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2022 10:57
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2023 09:35

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