SUNRISE Pilot Study: Canadian Surveillance Study of Movement Behaviours in the Early Years

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Turner, Evan




There are currently no global estimates of levels of movement behaviours in the early years (0-4 years-of-age). This project aimed to assess the feasibility of the SUNRISE International Surveillance Study of Movement Behaviours in the Early Years in a sample of 4 year-old children in Ottawa, determine the proportion of these participants meeting movement guidelines, compare the proportion of participants meeting screen time recommendations from SUNRISE pilot studies in 8 countries, and contrast movement behaviour data measured by Acticals and activPALs. There were mixed findings for the feasibility of the SUNRISE protocol in a Canadian context. Only 19.8% of participants met the overall movement guidelines. Based on the screen time data from 8 countries, approximately half of participants were adhering to recommendations and results varied by Human Development Index classification. There was low reliability between Actical and activPAL step and sedentary time measures with no systematic biases.


Public Health




Carleton University

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