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dc.contributor.authorHayes, Gráinne
dc.contributor.authorDowd, Kieran P.
dc.contributor.authorMacDonncha, Ciaran
dc.contributor.authorDonnelly, Alan E.
dc.identifier.citationHayes, G., Dowd, Kieran P., MacDonncha, Ciaran, Donnelly, E. (2019). Tracking of physical activity and sedentary behaviour from adolescence to young adulthood: a systematic literature review. Journal of Adolescent Health. Available online 24 June 2019.
dc.identifier.otherFaculty of Science & Health - Sportsen_US
dc.description.abstractPurpose The transition from adolescence to young adulthood is categorized by substantial changes in one's activity behaviors, which may have important implications for health. To date, no reviews have systematically investigated the evidence of tracking for both physical activity (PA) and sedentary behavior (SB) specifically during this transition period. Methods Web of Science, PubMed, SPORTDiscus, PsycINFO, and CINAHL were searched for articles that examined the tracking of PA and SB in adolescents (aged 9–18 years) through young adulthood (aged 19–25 years) published between the years of 2000 and 2018. Studies were also compared on methodologic quality. Results Sixteen studies met the inclusion criteria. The tracking correlations for both the frequency and duration of PA were low-to-moderate. Gender differences were observed in the tracking of PA frequency and duration. Studies that examined the tracking of SB were less frequent, making it difficult to determine how SB tracks from adolescence to young adulthood. Conclusions Generally, PA was shown to track moderately from adolescence through young adulthood. The lack of studies reporting on the tracking of SB indicates that this area should be a target for future research. Future tracking studies should consider appropriate gold-standard objective methodologies and statistical analysis techniques that report fixed outcomes.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Adolescent Healthen_US
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dc.subjectPhysical activity - Adolescentsen_US
dc.subjectPhysical fitness - Measurementen_US
dc.subjectPhysical activity - Trackingen_US
dc.subjectSedentary behaviouren_US
dc.titleTracking of physical activity and sedentary behaviour from adolescence to young adulthood: A systematic literature review.en_US
dc.rights.accessOpen Accessen_US
dc.subject.departmentFaculty of Science and Healthen_US

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