The Physical Activity 4 Everyone Cluster Randomized Trial

Rachel L. Sutherland, Elizabeth M. Campbell, David R. Lubans, Philip J. Morgan, Nicole K. Nathan, Luke Wolfenden, Anthony D. Okely, Karen E. Gillham, Jenna L. Hollis, Chris J. Oldmeadow, Amanda J. Williams, Lynda J. Davies, Jarrod S. Wiese, Alessandra Bisquera, John H. Wiggers
  • American Journal of Preventive Medicine, August 2016, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2016.02.020

Did Physical Activity 4 Everyone work? | Efficacy Trial

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What is it about?

Physical Activity 4 Everyone is a 2 year program, this paper showed that at both 12 and 24 months in, there is an effect on adolescents physical activity which equated to 27 and 49 minutes more moderate and vigorous intensity physical activity per week respectively, i.e. the type of activity that increases one's heart rate and makes us breathe faster.

Why is it important?

This program may help reduce the substantial amount of adolescents deemed inactive (~85%).


Lynda Davies
Hunter New England Population Health

It was a rewarding adventure evaluating this efficacy trial with over 1,000 students at 10 schools to demonstrate that the PA4E1 program is effective. The adventure continues with the translation trial (2018-2020), expanding to 49 schools.

Dr Elizabeth Campbell
University of Newcastle

This was a great research project to be involved with. We were really encouraged by the results of this trial and excited to take the next steps in supporting delivery to a larger number of schools. We are mid way through this work now.

Karen Gillham
Hunter New England Population Health

This research trial provide clear evidence of a program that may be rolled out on a larger scale, and impact PA outcomes for adolescents. This work should be viewed positively by policy makers.

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The following have contributed to this page: Associate Professor Luke Wolfenden, Dr Elizabeth Campbell, Dr Jenna Hollis, Dr Rachel Sutherland, Lynda Davies, Professor John Wiggers, Dr Nicole Nathan, Ghost Writer, and Karen Gillham