||A place for play? The influence of the home physical environment on children’s physical activity and sedentary behaviour
||Systematic review of observational and experimental studies
||Children and adolescents aged 4-18 years old
|Exposure / intervention
||Exposures include: media equipment, physical activity equipment , house and yard parameters. Interventions include: active video games, TV limiting devices, seminar, home-based activities.
|Non-exposure / control
||Play as usual control group, no intervention
||Physical activity outcomes (e.g., outdoor play, moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity) and sedentary behaviour outcomes (e.g., TV time, screen time, sedentary time)
- Media equipment within the home was positively associated with children’s sedentary behaviours in 10 of 16 studies
- Physical activity equipment was positively associated with physical activity outcomes in 4 of 11 studies.
- 3 of 6 studies showed that children with more PA equipment spent less time in sedentary behaviours.
||Physical activity equipment at home may decrease sedentary behaviours by increasing light intensity physical activity rather than moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity.
||Maitland, C., Stratton, G., Foster, S., Braham, R., & Rosenberg, M. (2013). A place for play? The influence of the home physical environment on children’s physical activity and sedentary behaviour. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 10. https://doi.org/10.1186/1479-5868-10-99