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Effectiveness of school-based physical activity programmes on cardiorespiratory fitness in children: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
  1. Diana P Pozuelo-Carrascosa1,
  2. Antonio García-Hermoso2,
  3. Celia Álvarez-Bueno1,
  4. Mairena Sánchez-López1,3,
  5. Vicente Martinez-Vizcaino1,4
  1. 1 Social and Health Care Research Center, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Cuenca, Spain
  2. 2 Laboratorio de Ciencias de la Actividad Física, Universidad de Santiago de Chile (USACH), Santiago, Chile
  3. 3 School of Education, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Cuenca, Spain
  4. 4 Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Autónoma de Chile, Talca, Chile
  1. Correspondence to MD and PhD Vicente Martinez-Vizcaino, Social and Health Care Research Center, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Cuenca 16071, Spain; Vicente.Martinez{at}uclm.es

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  • Contributors DPPC conceptualised and designed the study with the support of VMV. DPPC drafted the initial manuscript and, along with VMV, approved the final manuscript as submitted. DPPC, AGH and VMV designed the data collection instruments, and coordinated and supervised data collection. DPPC, AGH, CAB, VMV and MSL were involved in the analysis and interpretation of data, and reviewed and revised the manuscript, approving the final manuscript as submitted.

  • Funding DPPC (FPU14/01370) and CAB are recipients of a predoctoral fellowship (FPU13/03137) by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport.

  • Competing interests None Declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors DPPC conceptualised and designed the study with the support of VMV. DPPC drafted the initial manuscript and, along with VMV, approved the final manuscript as submitted. DPPC, AGH and VMV designed the data collection instruments, and coordinated and supervised data collection. DPPC, AGH, CAB, VMV and MSL were involved in the analysis and interpretation of data, and reviewed and revised the manuscript, approving the final manuscript as submitted.

  • Funding DPPC (FPU14/01370) and CAB are recipients of a predoctoral fellowship (FPU13/03137) by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport.

  • Competing interests None Declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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