Perception of square and park characteristics and physical activity practice among High School students

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  • Arieli Dias Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
  • Caroline Brand Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
  • Vanilson Lemes Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
  • Anelise Gaya Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
  • Adroaldo Gaya Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.12820/rbafs.v.22n2p155-164

Palavras-chave:

Adolescents, Public Health, Physical Activity

Resumo

This study aimed to investigate the association between perception of square/park characteristics (infrastructure, conservation, esthetics, safety, distance from residence, and access) and physical activity among High School students of the public network. It is an association study with a quantitative approach and a random sample composed of 168 adolescents (40.3% of boys and 59.7% of girls), aged between 14 and 18 years, from 10 high schools located in the city of Passo Fundo, southern Brazil. Perception of square/park characteristics was assessed through six questions about the characteristics of the neighborhood where students live. Physical activity was measured by means of a question adopted in the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System. Data analysis was carried out through descriptive statistics, Pearson’s chi-square test and Poisson regression. The regression results showed that students who answered that the square/park is not far from their home had a prevalence ratio of 2.29 (CI: 1.25-8.56) times of being physically active. In the best model, adjusted for sex and socioeconomic level, the prevalence ratio increased to 2.82 (CI: 1.31-11.22). Therefore, the study showed that the perceived distance between the square/park and the adolescents’ home influences physical activity practice, and students who reported that the square/park was not far from their home were more likely to be physically active.

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Biografia do Autor

Arieli Dias, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Faculdade de Educação Física, Fisioterapia e Dança. Grupo de Pesquisa Projeto Esporte Brasil (PROESP-Br)

Caroline Brand, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Faculdade de Educação Física, Fisioterapia e Dança. Grupo de Pesquisa Projeto Esporte Brasil (PROESP-Br)

Vanilson Lemes, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Faculdade de Educação Física, Fisioterapia e Dança. Grupo de Pesquisa Projeto Esporte Brasil (PROESP-Br)

Anelise Gaya, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Faculdade de Educação Física, Fisioterapia e Dança. Grupo de Pesquisa Projeto Esporte Brasil (PROESP-Br)

Adroaldo Gaya, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Faculdade de Educação Física, Fisioterapia e Dança. Grupo de Pesquisa Projeto Esporte Brasil (PROESP-Br)

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2017-03-01

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Dias A, Brand C, Lemes V, Gaya A, Gaya A. Perception of square and park characteristics and physical activity practice among High School students. Rev. Bras. Ativ. Fís. Saúde [Internet]. 1º de março de 2017 [citado 27º de novembro de 2021];22(2):155-64. Disponível em: https://rbafs.org.br/RBAFS/article/view/9367

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