Systematic review of effective strategies for reducing screen time among young children.

  • Schmidt M
  • Haines J
  • O'Brien A
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Screen-media use among young children is highly prevalent, disproportionately high among children from lower-income families and racial/ethnic minorities, and may have adverse effects on obesity risk. Few systematic reviews have examined early intervention strategies to limit TV or total screen time; none have examined strategies to discourage parents from putting TVs in their children's bedrooms or remove TVs if they are already there. In order to identify strategies to reduce TV viewing or total screen time among children 6 month) follow-up data (n = 5), and few (n = 4) targeting removing TVs from children's bedrooms. Attention to these issues may help increase the effectiveness of existing strategies for screen time reduction and extend them to different populations.

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  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Child Behavior
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Obesity
  • Obesity: epidemiology
  • Obesity: prevention & control
  • Obesity: psychology
  • Parents
  • Parents: psychology
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Prevalence
  • Risk Reduction Behavior
  • Sedentary Lifestyle
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Television
  • Time Factors
  • United States

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  • Marie Evans Schmidt

  • Jess Haines

  • Ashley O'Brien

  • Julia McDonald

  • Sarah Price

  • Bettylou Sherry

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