Initiative Description: Girls in one school received nurse counseling plus an after-school physical activity club. The counseling sessions the girls had with the nurse occurred during the school day to capitalize on required school attendance. The club was a 90-minute after-school Physical Activity Club offered at the middle school five days a week for six months The counseling sessions were designed to assist the girls in internalizing the need to increase their MVPA.
Study Results: No statistically significant group differences, but the directionality of differences was consistent with greater intervention group improvement for minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity/hour, CVFitness and BMI.
Reference: Robbins, L.B., Pfeiffer, K.A., Maier, K.S., Lo, Y.J. & Wesolek, S.M. (2012). Pilot intervention to increase physical activity among sedentary urban middle school girls: A two-group pretest–posttest quasi-experimental design. The Journal of School Nursing 28(4) 302-315.
Level of Evidence: Good