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This pilot study will test the feasibility and acceptability of an enhanced individual-level intervention delivered to 4th-6th graders to increase rates of walking to/from school. Up to 8 youth who do not already walk to school will be enrolled into the intervention. The theoretically-based intervention content will be delivered over 5 weeks through family-based telephone coaching sessions, ongoing short message service (SMS) text messaging, and activities and content on the study website.
Support for walking to school
Children's Mercy Hospital
Not yet recruiting
Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-09-15T03:11:12-0400
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An activity in which the body advances at a slow to moderate pace by moving the feet in a coordinated fashion. This includes recreational walking, walking for fitness, and competitive race-walking.
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The rate at which steps are made while walking.
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