Impact of COVID-19 pandemic lockdown on movement behaviours of children and adolescents: a systematic review

University of Tokyo

Several studies have examined how the lockdown restrictions enforced to halt the spread of COVID-19 have affected children and adolescents’ movement behaviours, but there is a need to synthesise these findings. Therefore, this systematic review was conducted to examine the impact of COVID-19 lockdown on children and adolescents’ movement behaviours.

Eight databases and grey literature for relevant studies of all study designs were searched; authors conducted a narrative analysis of the results following synthesis without meta-analysis guidelines. They used appropriate tools to assess the risk of bias in quantitative and qualitative studies. They compared changes in physical activity, screen time and sleep duration and quality from before to during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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Authors: Kharel M, Sakamoto JL, Carandang RR, et al.
Year of publication: 2021
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Content type:  Article
Areas of work: Social science
Region: Global

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