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Table 6 Summary table of results showing relation between sedentary behaviour and self-esteem

From: Systematic review of sedentary behaviour and health indicators in school-aged children and youth

Type of Study Number of Studies Number of participants Narrative recommendation and main findings
RCT 1 61 Girls who decreased sedentary behaviour had lower body dissatisfaction and showed a trend towards improved self-esteem.
Intervention 2 984 Decreases in sedentary behaviour lead to improved self worth and self-esteem.
Longitudinal 0   
Cross sectional 11 71068 Those with higher reported sedentary behaviour had poorer scores on self worth. This association seems to increase in a dose-response manner
Total of all studies 14 72113 Each additional hour of TV viewing was associated with decreases in self-worth and self-concept.
Mean Downs and Black score = 21.0 (± 2.4), Level 3 evidence.