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Logo of brjsmedBritish Journal of Sports MedicineCurrent TOCInstructions for authors
Br J Sports Med. Nov 2005; 39(11): 792–798.
PMCID: PMC1725055
Can exercise improve self esteem in children and young people? A systematic review of randomised controlled trials
E Ekeland, F Heian, K Hagen, and E Coren
Norwegian Physiotherapist Association, Oslo, Norway. eilin.ekeland/at/
Twenty three randomised controlled trials were analysed. A synthesis of several small, low quality trials indicates that exercise may have short term beneficial effects on self esteem in children and adolescents. However, high quality research on defined populations with adequate follow up is needed.
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