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ISPAH Shorts

Last year we embarked on an exciting initiative, exclusive to our members, to fund the development of 8 short animations highlighting publications by our members in 2019. The idea was proposed as a member benefit by our Education Committee and supported by the Board as a good way to showcase our members’ work. And now, we are delighted to announce the results!

What was the process?

All ISPAH members were invited to submit abstracts of their manuscripts that were published in 2019, where they were either the first or senior author. Three reviewers scored each abstract (blind review) in order to select the top 8 papers.

We received 22 strong applications. All were blind reviewed by 3 independent reviewers and scored according to clarity, quality, rigour, significance and importance to the field of physical activity and public health.

Once selected, the winning authors provided a short script to highlight the key messages from their research. The animations were produced by Jennifer Duncan in consultation with the authors and the ISPAH Education Committee.

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And the selected ISPAH Shorts are…

Bengt Kayser

Preoperative high-intensity interval training is effective and safe in reconditioned patients with lung cancer: a randomised clinical trial

Bengt Stallknecht

How does 6 months of active bike commuting or leisure-time exercise affect insulin sensitivity, cardiorespiratory fitness and intra-abdominal fat? A randomised controlled trial in individuals with overweight and obesity

Dafna Merom

Closing the loop: short term impacts on physical activity of the completion of a loop trail in Sydney, Australia

Abby King

Enhancing Safe Routes to School Programs through Community-Engaged Citizen Science: Two Pilot Investigations in Lower Density Areas of Santa Clara County, California, USA

Catrine Tudor-Locke

Walking cadence (steps/min) and intensity in 21–40 year olds: CADENCE-adults

Ulf Ekelund

Dose-response associations between accelerometry measured physical activity and sedentary time and all cause mortality: systematic review and harmonised meta-analysis.

Emma Bird

General practice referral of ‘at risk’ populations to community leisure services: Applying the RE-AIM framework to evaluate the impact of a community-based physical activity programme for inactive adults with long-term conditions

Jennifer C. Robinson

Feasibility and effectiveness of two built environmental interventions on physical activity among 3–5‐year‐old preschoolers

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