Rf14.2 Effectivity Of A Program Of Intervention To Promote Physical Activity In Adolescents From The City Of Irun (Basque Country). Ikas-Sasoi Program

Author(s): 
P. Iturrioz Rosell1, V. Rubio Arribas2, I. Iturrioz Rosell1, V. Vals Casula3, R. Castejon Moreno4
1 Training Unit of Family Medicine Gipuzkoa, San Sebastian, Spain
2 C/Juan de Albisu nº 1-c, Irun. Gipuzkoa, Spain
3 C/E. Aristegui nº 12-2º, Irun. Gipuzkoa, Spain
4 Catalina de Erauso nº 21 2ºD, San Sebastian, Spain
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Objective.
To evaluate the habits of physical activity practice (PA) that presents the adolescents of the community and to establish a program of promotion of the PA to increase the number of active adolescents. Design. Descriptive longitudinal study pre-post. Setting. Primary health care and Community services. Subjects. We carried out a quantitative study by survey to all the students from 9 years old. 2145
students in the year 2003 and 1878 in 2004, and a qualitative study to 4 focal groups where they participated 8 boys, 8 girls, 12 school sport coordinators and parents.
Measurements and Interventions.
School Year 2003-2004: - Informational session about PA and nutrition. - Survey to the students about healthy habits. - Focal groups: analysis and proposal of alternatives. School Year 2004-2005: - Running of the campaign of promotion of Physical Activity. - Survey to the students about healthy habits.
Results.
In 2003 the 26.9% of the boys and the 53.2% of the girls were sedentary. The 35.4% declared not to find any barriers to practice PA. In 2004, the 24.8% and the 51.0% of boys and the 47.2% of girls are sedentary. The main difficulties observed by the young people to practice PA are lack of time, dislike of doing PA alone and that they find it stressful. One out of three young people maintain sedentary habits during their free time for 4 hours or more a day.
Conclusions.
The rate of sedentary people has decreased in 2%. Girls are considerably less active than boys. The barriers perceived for the access to PA has decreased significantly (11.8%).
Literature: 
RF14.2 EFFECTIVITY OF A PROGRAM OF INTERVENTION TO PROMOTE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN ADOLESCENTS FROM THE CITY OF IRUN (BASQUE COUNTRY). IKAS-SASOI PROGRAM