2019, Vol. 4, Issue 2
Influence of screen based sedentary behaviours on body composition of children
Author(s): Hasibul Mallick and Dr. Susanta Sarkar
Evidence suggested that children of developed counties are spending huge amount of time with different screen media and it has great impact on children’s physical, mental, and social health. However, enough evidence regarding screen based sedentary behaviour and its health consequences among Indian children has not been found. Thus, the purpose of the study to verify the influence of excessive screen use on body composition of children.The study used a cross-sectional analytical design. 416 boys reading in class-V-and VI (Mean age 11.31 yrs.) of four Government aided school from semi urban areas of North 24 Parganas district in West Bengal, India were included as the subject of the study. Screen time was assessed using self-reported seven day recall questionnaire and Body composition was assessed using skinfold measurement. Descriptive statistics Mean, Standard deviation, Range, Frequency and Percentage were used. Independent –t test and One way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) followed by Least Significant Difference (LSD) post-hoc test was conducted to understand the influence of Screen based sedentary behaviour on Body composition. Results revealed that majority of the subjects were crossed the recommended Screen time (<2hrs).and the average sum of skinfolds of the entire sample was much higher than normal level. The difference on Body Composition (Sum of Skinfold) among various ST groups was statistically significant at 0.05 level (p<0.05) and lower Screen time groups were almost always better in respect of body composition.
Pages: 454-458 | 329 Views 9 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Hasibul Mallick, Dr. Susanta Sarkar. Influence of screen based sedentary behaviours on body composition of children. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2019;4(2):454-458.