Ten Research Priorities Related to Youth Sport, Physical Activity, and Health

Howie, Erin K. and Guagliano, Justin M. and Milton, Karen and Vella, Stewart A. and Gomersall, Sjaan R. and Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5025-3204 and Richards, Justin and Pate, Russell R. (2020) Ten Research Priorities Related to Youth Sport, Physical Activity, and Health. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 17 (9). pp. 920-929. ISSN 1543-3080

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Abstract

Background
Sport has been identified as one of the 7 best investments for increasing physical activity levels across the life span. Several questions remain on how to effectively utilize youth sport as a strategy for increasing physical activity and improving health
in youth. The purpose of this paper is to identify the main research priorities in the areas of youth sport and physical activity for health.

Methods
An international expert panel was convened, selected to cover a wide spectrum of topics related to youth sport. The group developed a draft set of potential research priorities, and relevant research was scoped. Through an iterative process, the group reached consensus on the top 10 research priorities.

Results
The 10 research priorities were identified related to sport participation rates, physical activity from sport, the contribution of sport to health, and the overall return on investment from youth sport. For each research priority, the current evidence is summarized, key research gaps are noted, and immediate research needs are suggested.

Conclusion
The identified research priorities are intended to guide researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to
increase the evidence base on which to base the design, delivery, and policies of youth sport programs to deliver health benefits.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health and Wellbeing (1 Jan 2015 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions - Centre for Health Research (1 Apr 2020 -)
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2020 04:28
Last Modified: 05 May 2021 01:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: children, public health, policy
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2020-0151
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/39897

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