Check out these recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics:

Foley, L., & Maddison, R. (2010). Use of active video games to increase physical activity in children: A (virtual) reality? Pediatr Exerc Sci. 22(1), 7-20.

  • The study assessed active video games as a means of increasing energy expenditure and physical activity behavior in children. Studies were obtained from computerized searches of multiple electronic bibliographic databases.

Guthold, R., Cowan, M.J., Autenrieth, C.S., Kann, L., & Riley, L.M. (2010). Physical activity and sedentary behavior among schoolchildren: A 34-country comparison. J Pediatr. Available Online Mar 19.

  • To describe and compare levels of physical activity and sedentary behavior in schoolchildren from 34 countries.

Jones, S.C., Mannino, N., & Green,  J. (2010). 'Like me, want me, buy me, eat me': relationship-building marketing communications in children's magazines. Public Health Nutr. Available Online March 26.

  • This study examines children's responses to relationship-building marketing tactics found in popular children's magazines.

Mackenzie, R., Chapman, S., Holding, S., & Stiven, A. (2010). “No Respecter of Youth": Over-representation of young women in Australian television coverage of breast cancer. J Cancer Educ. Available Online Mar 25.

  • To test the hypothesis that young women, at low risk for breast cancer, are overrepresented in Australian television news.

Pierce, J.P. et al. (2010). Camel No. 9 cigarette-marketing campaign targeted young teenage girls. Pediatrics, 125(4), 619-626.

  • This study assessed whether cigarette-advertising campaigns conducted after the MSA continue to influence smoking among adolescents.


Use the free CMCH Database of Research to find other studies on children, media, and health

One Response to “Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-April 2”

  1. Anonymous

    Thanks for the useful links. What a great collection of info you have here. This is exactly what I’ve been looking for.


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