Cost effectiveness of a multi-component school-based physical activity intervention targeting adolescents: the ‘Physical Activity 4 Everyone’ cluster randomized trial

Rachel Sutherland, Penny Reeves, Elizabeth Campbell, David R. Lubans, Philip J. Morgan, Nicole Nathan, Luke Wolfenden, Anthony D. Okely, Karen Gillham, Lynda Davies, John Wiggers
  • International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, August 2016, Springer Science + Business Media
  • DOI: 10.1186/s12966-016-0418-2

The cost effectiveness of a secondary school-based physical activity intervention

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What is it about?

The Physical Activity 4 Everyone program is a secondary schools based program that aims to increase the physical activity of adolescence. This study outlined the cost effectiveness of the Physical Activity 4 Everyone program in increasing physical activity and reducing weight gain.

Why is it important?

PA4E1 is considered a cost effective program. This outcome highlights the benefits and cost effectiveness of the entire program and demonstrates the potential for such a program to be rolled out throughout secondary schools across Australia to reduce the decline in physical activity during adolescence.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12966-016-0418-2

The following have contributed to this page: Associate Professor Luke Wolfenden, Dr Elizabeth Campbell, Dr Rachel Sutherland, Karen Gillham, and Dr Nicole Nathan