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Physical Activity and Active Transport (PAAT) Research Project

The title of this three year collaborative project is “Assessment of Physical Activity and Active Transport Among school children in Eastern, Western and Southern Regions of Africa: The case of Kenya, Nigeria and Mozambique".

   The objectives of this research project include consolidating the existing information on active transportation measurement instruments and published literature on active transportation among African children and youth; to develop or refine an instrument or protocol to collect physical activity data; to collect data on the physical activity and active transport among African school children living in urban, sub-urban and rural areas to help inform report cards from Kenya, Nigeria, and Mozambique; to collect and compare provincial/county, municipal, and school policies related to active transportation in the African countries where the data collection will be conducted; to develop a physical activity and active transport surveillance model for expansion to other low and middle income countries, building off the report card knowledge translation and dissemination process used in Canada and replicated in Kenya; and to provide recommendations for policy and programs that could be implemented based on the study findings and to suggest future research in the area.

More generally, the overall goal of this project is to promote physical activity through active transport in school-aged children.



Physical Activity and Active Transport (PAAT) Research Project began with the training of research assistants on data quality management i.e. data collection and quality control. This paved way for data collection.  PAAT involves four research locations: Kenya, Nigeria, Mozambique and Canada. The Kenya site (Kenyatta University) serves as the coordinating centre for the project.

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