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Children, parents and pets exercising together (CPET) : exploratory randomised controlled trial

Morrison, Ryan and Reilly, John J and Penpraze, Victoria and Westgarth, Carri and Ward, Dianne S and Mutrie, Nanette and Hutchison, Pippa and Young, David and McNicol, Lindsay and Calvert, Michael and Yam, Philippa S (2013) Children, parents and pets exercising together (CPET) : exploratory randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 13. ISSN 1471-2458

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Abstract

Levels of physical activity (PA) in UK children are much lower than recommended and novel approaches to its promotion are needed. The Children, Parents and Pets Exercising Together (CPET) study is the first exploratory randomised controlled trial (RCT) to develop and evaluate an intervention aimed at dog-based PA promotion in families. CPET aimed to assess the feasibility, acceptability and potential efficacy of a theory-driven, family-based, dog walking intervention for 9-11 year olds.