Screen-based activities and physical complaints among adolescents from the Nordic countries
Torsheim T, Eriksson L, Schnohr CW, Hansen F, Bjarnason T, Välimaa R. (2010). Screen-based activities and physical complaints among adolescents from the Nordic countries. BMC Public Health 2010, 10:324.
Published inBMC Public Health
© 2010 Torsheim et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
BACKGROUND: A positive association between time spent on sedentary screen-based activities and physical complaints has been reported, but the cumulative association between different types of screen-based activities and physical complaints has not been examined thoroughly. METHODS: The cross-sectional association between screen-based activity and physical complaints (backache and headache) among students was examined in a sample of 31022 adolescents from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Greenland, as part of the Health behaviour in school-aged children 2005/06 (HBSC) study. Daily hours spent on screen-based activities and levels of physical complaints were assessed using self-reports. RESULTS: Logistic regression analysis indicated that computer use, computer gaming and TV viewing contributed uniquely to prediction of weekly backache and headache. The magnitude of associations was consistent across types of screen based activities, and across gender. CONCLUSION: The observed associations indicate that time spent on screen-based activity is a contributing factor to physical complaints among young people, and that effects accumulate across different types of screen-based activities. ...
MetadataShow full item record
- Liikuntatieteiden tiedekunta 
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as © 2010 Torsheim et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Showing items with similar title or keywords.
Aulbach, Matthias Burkard; Konttinen, Hanna; Gardner, Benjamin; Kujala, Emilia; Araujo-Soares, Vera; Sniehotta, Falko F.; Lintunen, Taru; Haukkala, Ari; Hankonen, Nelli (Routledge, 2023)Objective Many adolescents report a lack of physical activity (PA) and excess screen time (ST). Psychological theories aiming to understand these behaviours typically focus on predictors of only one behaviour. Yet, behaviour ...
Meeting the 24-h movement guidelines and health-related outcomes among youth with autism spectrum disorder : a seven-country observational study Li, Chunxiao; Haegele, Justin A.; Sun, Fenghua; Alves, Maria Luiza Tanure; Ang, Stefanie Hwee Chee; Lee, Jihyun; Ng, Kwok; dos Santos Alves, Isabella; Healy, Sean; Huang, Wendy Yajun; Rintala, Pauli; Tan, Jernice Sing Yee; Wu, Yandan; Yang, Hannah; Kärnä, Eija; Maeng, Hyokju; Schliemann, André Lisandro; Ding, Ding (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2022)Background Meeting daily guidelines for physical activity, screen time, and sleep duration is associated with a host of health indicators for youth. In this cross-sectional observational study, we investigated the associations ...
Socioeconomic inequalities in adolescent health complaints : A multilevel latent class analysis in 45 countries Hammami, Nour; Gobina, Inese; Lukoševičiūtė, Justė; Kostičová, Michaela; Lyyra, Nelli; Gariepy, Genevieve; Šmigelskas, Kastytis; Baban, Adriana; Malinowska-Cieślik, Marta; Elgar, Frank J. (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2022)Our study evaluated the relationship between adolescent health complaints and socioeconomic position in 45 countries. Data are from the 2017/2018 international Health Behaviour in School-aged Children survey which used ...
Potrebny, Thomas; Torsheim, Torbjørn; Due, Pernille; Välimaa, Raili; Suominen, Sakari; Eriksson, Charli (Universitetsforlaget, 2019)Background: Excellent self-rated health (SRH) can be seen as an important component of positive health among adolescents. The aim of this paper is to examine time trends of excellent health among adolescents in five Nordic ...
Does sports club participation contribute to physical activity among children and adolescents? : A comparison across six European countries Kokko, Sami; Martin, Leena; Geidne, Susanna; Hoye, Aurelie Van; Lane, Aoife; Meganck, Jeroen; Scheerder, Jeroen; Seghers, Jan; Villberg, Jari; Kudlacek, Michal; Badura, Petr; Mononen, Kaisu; Blomqvist, Minna; De Clercq, Bart; Koski, Pasi (Sage Publications Ltd., 2019)Aims: Insufficient physical activity (PA) is one of the largest public health challenges of our time and requires a multisectoral public-health response. PA recommendations state that all children and adolescents should ...