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Children, parents, and pets exercising together (CPET) randomised controlled trial : study rationale, design, and methods

Yam, Philippa S and Morrison, Ryan and Penpraze, Viki and Westgarth, Carri and Ward, Dianne S and Mutrie, Nanette and Hutchison, Pippa and Young, David and Reilly, John J (2012) Children, parents, and pets exercising together (CPET) randomised controlled trial : study rationale, design, and methods. BMC Public Health, 12.

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Abstract

Objectively measured physical activity is low in British children, and declines as childhood progresses. Observational studies suggest that dog-walking might be a useful approach to physical activity promotion in children and adults, but there are no published public health interventions based on dog-walking with children. The Children, Parents, and Pets Exercising Together Study aims to develop and evaluate a theory driven, generalisable, family-based, dog walking intervention for 9-11 year olds.