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Factors Associated With Physical Inactivity Among Adolescents (FAPIA)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified April 2010 by University of Sao Paulo General Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
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University of Sao Paulo General Hospital Identifier:
First received: May 28, 2010
Last updated: October 14, 2010
Last verified: April 2010

Despite the acknowledgment that physical activity is important for health, there are still few population-based or school-based studies that uses the current physical activity guidelines for adolescents.

Physical inactivity was defined a less than 300 min/w of moderate to vigorous-intensity physical activity practice.

Previous research has shown very high prevalence rates of physically inactive adolescents and a strong association with demographic, socioeconomic and biological factors.

Based on this information, the investigators are elaborating a systematic review of literature to obtain and provide more accurate information in this context.

Physical Inactivity

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Factors Associated With Physical Inactivity Among Adolescents: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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Further study details as provided by University of Sao Paulo General Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Obtain the prevalence of physical inactivity in adolescents (age 10-18 y) using a questionnaire. [ Time Frame: up than 1 week ]
    For the purpose of our systematic review, physical inactivity was defined as less than 300 minutes per week of moderate to vigorous physical activity.

Estimated Enrollment: 264
Study Start Date: April 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2010
Primary Completion Date: August 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

2137 studies retrieved in 8 databases (Biomed Central, CINAHL, EMBASE, ERIC, PsycInfo, PUBMED, SCOPUS, SPORTDiscus and uploaded in EndNote Web®.

332 studies were excluded as duplicates by EndNote Web®.

1805 titles and abstracts were assessed independently by two researchers (PG/AM): 1541 studies excluded.

264 studies referred for full-text assessment by two independent investigators (PG/AM)

225 studies were excluded according to the eligibility criteria (in case of discrepancies in the assessment of the researchers, studies were reviewed in duplicate)

39 Studies assessed for quality using STROBE

13 Studies were included in the descriptive synthesis

Detailed Description:

The objectives of this study were to (i) review extant literature on the prevalence of physical inactivity (PI) in adolescents of both sex (10-18 years old); (ii) compare its prevalence between developed and developing countries.

The search was carried out using online databases (Biomed Central, CINAHL, EMBASE, ERIC, MEDLINE, PsycInfo, Scopus, SPORTDiscus), references cited by retrieved articles and by contact with the authors, considering articles published from the establishment of the databanks until April 29th, 2010.


Ages Eligible for Study:   10 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Samples of adolescents (age range 10-18y) without diseases and/or physical limitations.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Cross-sectional studies.
  • Original studies showed that physical inactivity is evaluated through a questionnaire.
  • Studies which ranked 300> inactivity min/wk.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Studies did not assess physical inactivity through a questionnaire.
  • Studies in which the participants were only overweight/obese, diabetics or suffering from another disease.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01137227

Universidade de São Paulo, School of Medicine
São Paulo, Brazil, 01246903
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Sao Paulo General Hospital
Principal Investigator: Paulo R Menezes, PhD University of São Paulo, School of Medicine, Department of Preventive Medicine
Principal Investigator: Paulo Henrique A Guerra, Bachelor University of São Paulo, School of Medicine, Heart Institute of General Hospital (InCor HCFMUSP), Clinical Epidemiology Unit
Principal Investigator: Augusto Cesar F de Moraes, Bachelor University of São Paulo, School of Medicine, Children's Institute
  More Information

Responsible Party: Paulo Rossi Menezes, University of São Paulo, School of Medicine, Department of Preventive Medicine Identifier: NCT01137227     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FAPIA 0501/09
Study First Received: May 28, 2010
Last Updated: October 14, 2010

Keywords provided by University of Sao Paulo General Hospital:
Physical activity
Cross-sectional study

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on May 25, 2017