Walking to School Supports

2019-09-19 03:56:46 | BioPortfolio


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.

Study Design


Health Behavior


Support for walking to school


Children's Mercy Hospital
Kansas City
United States


Not yet recruiting


Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-09-19T03:56:46-0400

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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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