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  • From Surveillance to Intervention: Overview and Baseline Findings for the Active City of Liverpool Active Schools and SportsLinx (A-CLASS) Project.

    McWhannell, Nicola; email: n.mcwhannell@chester.ac.uk; Foweather, Lawrence; orcid: 0000-0001-9851-5421; email: L.Foweather@ljmu.ac.uk; Graves, Lee E F; orcid: 0000-0002-3323-313X; email: L.E.Graves@ljmu.ac.uk; Henaghan, Jayne L; email: jaynehenaghan@googlemail.com; Ridgers, Nicola D; orcid: 0000-0001-5713-3515; email: nicky.ridgers@deakin.edu.au; Stratton, Gareth; orcid: 0000-0001-5618-0803; email: G.Stratton@swansea.ac.uk (2018-03-23)
    This paper outlines the implementation of a programme of work that started with the development of a population-level children's health, fitness and lifestyle study in 1996 (SportsLinx) leading to selected interventions one of which is described in detail: the Active City of Liverpool, Active Schools and SportsLinx (A-CLASS) Project. The A-CLASS Project aimed to quantify the effectiveness of structured and unstructured physical activity (PA) programmes on children's PA, fitness, body composition, bone health, cardiac and vascular structures, fundamental movement skills, physical self-perception and self-esteem. The study was a four-arm parallel-group school-based cluster randomised controlled trial (clinical trials no. NCT02963805), and compared different exposure groups: a high intensity PA (HIPA) group, a fundamental movement skill (FMS) group, a PA signposting (PASS) group and a control group, in a two-schools-per-condition design. Baseline findings indicate that children's fundamental movement skill competence levels are low-to-moderate, yet these skills are inversely associated with percentage body fat. Outcomes of this project will make an important contribution to the design and implementation of children's PA promotion initiatives.
  • Development and Validation of the Retrospective Childhood Fantasy Play Scale

    Kirkham, Julie Ann; orcid: 0000-0003-2219-6537; Lloyd, Julian; Stockton, Hannah (SAGE Publications, 2018-08-16)
  • Next-Generation Additive Manufacturing of Complete Standalone Sodium-Ion Energy Storage Architectures

    Down, Michael P.; Martínez-Periñán, Emiliano; Foster, Christopher W.; Lorenzo, Encarnación; Smith, G. C.; Banks, Craig E.; orcid: 0000-0002-0756-9764 (Wiley, 2019-02-10)
  • Exploring Thematic Nightmare Content and Associated Self-Harm Risk

    Hochard, Kevin D.; Ashcroft, Sam; Carroll, Janine; Heym, Nadja; Townsend, Ellen (Wiley, 2017-09-28)
  • Bordered Constructions of Self-Dual Codes from Group Rings and New Extremal Binary Self-Dual Codes

    Dougherty, Steven; Gildea, Joe; Kaya, Abidin; Korban, Adrian; Tylyshchak, Alexander; Yildiz, Bahattin; University of Scranton; University of Chester; Sampoerna Academy; Uzhgorod State University; Northern Arizona University (Elsevier, 2019)
    We introduce a bordered construction over group rings for self-dual codes. We apply the constructions over the binary field and the ring $\F_2+u\F_2$, using groups of orders 9, 15, 21, 25, 27, 33 and 35 to find extremal binary self-dual codes of lengths 20, 32, 40, 44, 52, 56, 64, 68, 88 and best known binary self-dual codes of length 72. In particular we obtain 41 new binary extremal self-dual codes of length 68 from groups of orders 15 and 33 using neighboring and extensions. All the numerical results are tabulated throughout the paper.

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