Effects of a web-based health program on fifth grade children's physical activity knowledge, attitudes and behavior

Stephen Palmer, George Graham, Eloise Elliott

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American children continue to be less physically active than they were a decade ago. Web-based programs (e-Learning), requiring minimal teacher training and expertise, could contribute to improvements in children's health-related knowledge, attitudes and behaviors. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of the e-Learning module Healthy Hearts 4 Kids (HH) on the physical activity knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of 233 fifth grade children. A 2×3 repeated measures design was employed and significant changes in knowledge and attitude were found upon completion of the module and also six weeks after the post-test was completed. Results of this study suggest HH could be an effective component of a coordinated school health program (CSHP).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)86-93
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Education
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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