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Author Wagener, T., L.; Fedele, D., A.; Mignogna, M., R.; Hester, C., N.; Gillaspy, S., R.
Title Psychological effects of dance‐based group exergaming in obese adolescents.

Wagener, T. L., Fedele, D. A., Mignogna, M. R., Hester, C. N., & Gillaspy, S. R. (2012). Psychological effects of dance‐based group exergaming in obese adolescents. Pediatric obesity, 7(5), e68-e74.

Keywords adolescents; exergaming; obesity; perceived competence
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Abstract In order to attract obese adolescents who are often reluctant to engage in traditional exercise, new forms of physical activity are needed. The purpose of the study was to investigate the impact of dance‐based exergaming on a diverse sample of obese adolescents' perceived competence to exercise, psychological adjustment and body mass index (BMI ).

Metodology The exergaming condition consisted of a supervised10-week group dance-based exergame exercise pro-gramme, as traditional exercise programmes in thistime frame have demonstrated improvement incentral adiposity in adolescents (19). Two to threeparticipants would stand on their individual ‘dancepads’ that consisted of coloured arrows laid out in across shape, and with their feet, participants would hitthe arrows to musical and visual cues on a screen infront of them. Adolescents returned to the clinic threetimes a week for 40 min (including two separate15-min exergaming segments) the first session and 75 min (including four 15-min exergaming segments)for subsequent sessions.

Findings Compared with controls, participants in the dance‐based exergaming condition significantly increased in self‐reported perceived competence to exercise regularly and reported significant improvement in relations with parents from baseline to end‐of‐treatment. Maternal report of adolescent externalizing and internalizing symptomatology also decreased from baseline to end‐of‐treatment. No pre‐post differences in BMI were seen within or between conditions. Results support the positive impact of dance‐based exergaming on obese adolescents' psychological functioning and perceived competence to continue exercise.
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DOI 10.1111/j.2047-6310.2012.00065.x
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Technique Psychometrics; LMS method; Perceived Competence Scale; Parent Rating Scales-Adolescentversion (PRS-A); Adolescent Self-Report Scales(SRP-A)
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