School-based physical activity interventions and mental health in children and adolescents: a systematic review

A systematic review commissioned by The Public Health Agency of Sweden.

Aim

To review the effects of school-based interventions aiming to increase physical activity or decrease sedentary behaviour on mental health in children and adolescents.

Specific questions are:

  • What are the effects of school-based interventions to increase physical activity or decrease sedentary behaviour on the prevalence of positive mental health or introverted psychological disorders in normal populations of children and adolescents?
  • What characterises interventions that are effective regarding the content and the implementation?
  • What are the age, sex, family structure, socioeconomic status, country of birth or geographic location moderators of intervention effects?

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Contact person for the project

Susanne Andermo

Assistant professor
H1 Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society