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The South African 24-hour movement guidelines for birth to 5 years: results from the stakeholder consultation

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dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-14T08:15:06Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-14T08:15:06Z
dc.date.issued 2020-02-14 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15106
dc.description.abstract In 2018, South Africa developed 24-hour movement behavior guidelines for children from birth to 5 years. This study reports on the stakeholder consultation as part of this development process. An online survey was completed by 197 participants; 9 focus groups (with parents/caregivers, early childhood development practitioners, and community health workers, total n = 70) were conducted, and a meeting with stakeholders from government and nongovernment organizations (n = 15) was held. In the online survey, stakeholders overwhelmingly agreed with the guidelines (97.0%) and recognized the benefit of putting the guidelines into practice (88.8%). Most online survey respondents (88.3%) reported that the guidelines would benefit all South African children equally. Responses to open-ended questions in the online survey and focus group discussions revealed issues including safety and nutrition of children, perceived parental barriers to using the guidelines, and education. Training and provision of educational materials were identified from all stakeholders as key in the dissemination and implementation of the guidelines. The findings informed the development of the South African 24-hour movement behavior guidelines and revealed several important factors to address in the dissemination and implementation of the guidelines to ensure that they are applicable and equitable in South Africa. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Earthscan en
dc.subject CHILDREN en
dc.subject EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT (ECD) en
dc.subject CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT en
dc.subject PHYSICAL ACTIVITY en
dc.subject SLEEP PATTERNS en
dc.title The South African 24-hour movement guidelines for birth to 5 years: results from the stakeholder consultation en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 17 en
dc.BudgetYear 2019/20 en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Development en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Physical Activity and Health en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Champaign en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11176 en
dc.PageNumber 126-137 en
dc.outputnumber 10289 en
dc.bibliographictitle Tomaz, S.A., Okely, D.A., Van Heerden, A., Vilakazi, K., Samuels, M-L. & Draper, C.E. (2020) The South African 24-hour movement guidelines for birth to 5 years: results from the stakeholder consultation. <i>Journal of Physical Activity and Health</i>. 17:126-137. en
dc.publicationyear 2020 en
dc.contributor.author1 Tomaz, S.A. en
dc.contributor.author2 Okely, D.A. en
dc.contributor.author3 Van Heerden, A. en
dc.contributor.author4 Vilakazi, K. en
dc.contributor.author5 Samuels, M-L. en
dc.contributor.author6 Draper, C.E. en


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