Objective Measures to Assess Active Commuting Physical Activity to School in Young People: A Systematic Review Protocol and Practical Considerations
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AuthorCampos Garzón, Pablo; Sevil Serrano, Javier; Barranco Ruiz, Yaira María; Chillón Garzón, Palma
Campos-Garzón, P.; Sevil-Serrano, J.; Barranco-Ruíz, Y.; Chillón, P. Objective Measures to Assess Active Commuting Physical Activity to School in Young People: A Systematic Review Protocol and Practical Considerations. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 5936. [doi:10.3390/ijerph17165936]
SponsorshipSpanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness; European Union (EU) DEP2016-75598-R; 'FPU' Predoctoral Research Fellowship from the Spanish Ministry of Universities FPU18/04251; University of Granada, Plan Propio de Investigacion 2016, Excellence actions: Units of Excellence; Unit of Excellence on Exercise and Health (UCEES); Junta de Andalucía; European Union (EU) SOMM17/6107/UGR; 'Juan de la Cierva' Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry, and Competitiveness FJC2018-038691-I
There are no systematic reviews that have identified the existing studies assessing active commuting physical activity (PA) to and from (to/from) school using objective measures, as well as the contribution of both walking and cycling to/from school to PA levels. To fill this gap in the literature, this systematic review will aim (a) to identify existing studies that assess active commuting PA to/from school with objective measures in young people and to examine the contribution of walking and cycling to/from school to PA levels, and (b) to propose an appropriate methodology and practical considerations to assess active commuting PA to/from school based on the studies identified. The review protocol was registered in PROSPERO (CRD42020162004). We will conduct a systematic search up to 2020 in five databases: PubMed, Web of Science, SPORTdiscuss, Cochrane Library, and National Transportation Library. Both the risk of bias and the quality of the identified studies will be evaluated through different instruments according to the design of each study. This systematic review will help to choose the most appropriate objective measures to assess active commuting PA to/from school and to promote walking and cycling to/from school to increase PA levels.