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Family Activity and Determinants Study (FADS)

Young inactive children are at an increased risk of physical, psychological and social health problems. Parental perceptions of their child’s ability to move and play can impact how that child moves, plays, and behaves, as does sibling behaviours. The Family Activity and Determinants Study (FADS) will investigate the different factors that support preschool aged children’s activity, examining the support and behaviours from parents and siblings within a duel-parent family. The FADS study is a longitudinal cohort study with 22 families.


    • McMaster University Department of Family Medicine
    • David Braley Health Sciences Centre
    • 100 Main Street West, 6th Floor
    • Hamilton, ON L8P 1H6
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