among mode of activity. DDR elicited a higher level of enjoyment than the treadmill walk and walk video (71.45+/-10.72 vs. 64.25+/-9.71 vs. 66.75+/-11.85; p=001). No gender effect was observed for EE (p=0.446) or enjoyment (p=0.468) across modes of activity. Conclusions. The present investigation was the first to investigate the EE and enjoyment of DDR in severely overweight children. It was also the first to compare the EE and enjoyment of DDR to alternate forms of activity. Thus, future research should further investigate the EE and enjoyment of DDR and how this compares to alternate forms of activity. Findings from such research may assist in further understanding how interactive video games such as DDR may be successfully used in interventions to promote physical activity in children.UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF EDUCATION This dissertation was presented by Lisa Marie Mealey It was defended on July 29, 2008 and approved by John M. Jakicic, PhD., Associate Professor/Department Chairperson, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Effect of Dance Dance Revolution on Energy Expenditure and Enjoyment in Severely Overweight Children Compared to Alternative Forms of Activity|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|