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The South American Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior Network (SAPASEN).

Authors
  • Werneck, André O1
  • Baldew, Se-Sergio2
  • Miranda, J Jaime3
  • Incarbone, Óscar4
  • Silva, Danilo R5
  • 1 Scientific Research Group Related to Physical Activity (GICRAF), Laboratory of Investigation in Exercise (LIVE), Department of Physical Education, São Paulo State University (UNESP), Presidente Prudente, Brazil. , (Brazil)
  • 2 Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Anton de Kom University of Suriname, Paramaribo, Suriname. , (Suriname)
  • 3 CRONICAS Centre of Excellence in Chronic Diseases, and Facultad de Medicina "Alberto Hurtado," Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru. , (Peru)
  • 4 Department of health, nutrition and physical activity, ISALUD university, Buenos Aires, Argentina. , (Argentina)
  • 5 Department of Physical Education, Federal University of Sergipe - UFS, São Cristóvão, Brazil. , (Brazil)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Global health promotion
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2020
Volume
27
Issue
3
Pages
171–176
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/1757975919859577
PMID: 31451039
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

The present article describes the South American Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior Network, which was designed to provide ongoing transnational empirical evidence about physical activity and sedentary behavior in South America. The first goal of this initiative was to form a representative body of researchers and policy makers from all South American countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela) to establish priorities and targets for the short, medium and long term. Examples are given of connecting physical activity and sedentary data from existing surveys in several of the partner countries. The main objective of the South American Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior Network will be to impact policies on physical activity and sedentary behavior in South America according to the singularities of each country or region. By encouraging an inclusive and collaborative effort, we expect that the South American Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior Network will support the connection between researchers from South America as well as provide a better comprehension of the epidemiology of physical activity and sedentary behavior regionally.

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