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High-Intensity Interval Training for Cognitive and Mental Health in Adolescents

Overview of attention for article published in Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise, October 2016
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Title
High-Intensity Interval Training for Cognitive and Mental Health in Adolescents
Published in
Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise, October 2016
DOI 10.1249/mss.0000000000000993
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SARAH A. COSTIGAN, NARELLE EATHER, RONALD C. PLOTNIKOFF, CHARLES H. HILLMAN, DAVID R. LUBANS

Abstract

Emerging literature suggests that physical activity and fitness may have a positive impact on cognitive and mental health for adolescents. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the efficacy of two high intensity interval training (HIIT) protocols for improving cognitive and mental health outcomes (executive function, psychological wellbeing, psychological distress and physical self-concept) in adolescents. Participants (n=65; mean age=15.8±0.6) were randomized to three conditions: aerobic exercise program (AEP; n=21), resistance and aerobic exercise program (RAP; n=22) and control (n=22). HIIT sessions (8-10min/session) were delivered during physical education lessons or at lunchtime three times/week for 8-weeks. Assessments were conducted at baseline and immediate post-intervention to detect changes in executive function (Trail Making Test, TMT), psychological wellbeing, psychological distress and physical self-description, by researchers blinded to treatment allocation. Intervention effects were examined using linear mixed models. Cohen's d effect sizes and clinical inference were also calculated. Small improvements in executive function (d=-0.32, 95%CI -9.12 to 9.77; p=0.386) and psychological wellbeing (d=0.34, 95%CI -1.73 to 2.37; p=0.252) were evident in the AEP group. Moderate improvements in executive function (d=-0.51, 95% CI -8.92 to 9.73; p=0.171), and small improvements in wellbeing (d=0.35, 95%CI -1.46 to 2.53; p=0.219) and perceived appearance (d=0.35, 95%CI -0.74 to 0.41; p=0.249), were observed for the RAP group. Mean feelings state scores improved from pre-workout to post-post workout in both HIIT conditions, with significant results for the AEP (p=0.001). This study highlights the potential of embedding HIIT within the school day for improving cognitive and mental health among adolescents.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 2 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 390 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 62 16%
Student > Master 62 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 50 13%
Researcher 34 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 31 8%
Other 61 15%
Unknown 94 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 115 29%
Psychology 49 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 31 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 26 7%
Social Sciences 25 6%
Other 34 9%
Unknown 114 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 116. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 June 2021.
All research outputs
#222,041
of 18,422,743 outputs
Outputs from Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise
#220
of 6,148 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#5,651
of 274,386 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise
#7
of 246 outputs
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