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Attention capacity in European adolescents : role of different health-related factors : the HELENA study

(2017) EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS. 176(10). p.1433-1437
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We compared the level of attention capacity between adolescents from the center and south of Europe. The study included 627 European adolescents (54% girls), aged 12.5-17.5 years, who participated in the HELENA Study. The d2 Test of Attention was administered to assess attention capacity. The main results showed that adolescents from the south of Europe had significantly higher score in attention capacity compared with adolescents from central Europe (score + 8.1; 95%CI, 2.44-13.61) after adjustment for age, sex, socioeconomic indicators, body mass index, cardiorespiratory fitness and diet quality index (p = 0.012). Conclusion: Adolescents from the south of Europe had higher levels of attention capacity than their counterparts from central Europe independently of sociodemographic and health-related factors. These differences should be taken into account by educational institutions when promoting new approaches for putting into the practice student's capacities.
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Attention capacity, Adolescence, Geographical discrepancies, Europe, PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY

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Esteban-Cornejo, Irene, Cristina Cadenas-Sanchez, Jérémy Vanhelst, Nathalie Michels, Christina-Paulina Lambrinou, Marcela González-Gross, Kurt Widhalm, et al. 2017. “Attention Capacity in European Adolescents : Role of Different Health-related Factors : the HELENA Study.” European Journal of Pediatrics 176 (10): 1433–1437.
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Esteban-Cornejo, I., Cadenas-Sanchez, C., Vanhelst, J., Michels, N., Lambrinou, C.-P., González-Gross, M., Widhalm, K., et al. (2017). Attention capacity in European adolescents : role of different health-related factors : the HELENA study. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, 176(10), 1433–1437.
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Esteban-Cornejo I, Cadenas-Sanchez C, Vanhelst J, Michels N, Lambrinou C-P, González-Gross M, et al. Attention capacity in European adolescents : role of different health-related factors : the HELENA study. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS. 2017;176(10):1433–7.
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Esteban-Cornejo, Irene, Cristina Cadenas-Sanchez, Jérémy Vanhelst, et al. “Attention Capacity in European Adolescents : Role of Different Health-related Factors : the HELENA Study.” EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS 176.10 (2017): 1433–1437. Print.
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  abstract     = {We compared the level of attention capacity between adolescents from the center and south of Europe. The study included 627 European adolescents (54\% girls), aged 12.5-17.5 years, who participated in the HELENA Study. The d2 Test of Attention was administered to assess attention capacity. The main results showed that adolescents from the south of Europe had significantly higher score in attention capacity compared with adolescents from central Europe (score + 8.1; 95\%CI, 2.44-13.61) after adjustment for age, sex, socioeconomic indicators, body mass index, cardiorespiratory fitness and diet quality index (p = 0.012). 
Conclusion: Adolescents from the south of Europe had higher levels of attention capacity than their counterparts from central Europe independently of sociodemographic and health-related factors. These differences should be taken into account by educational institutions when promoting new approaches for putting into the practice student's capacities.},
  author       = {Esteban-Cornejo, Irene and Cadenas-Sanchez, Cristina and Vanhelst, J{\'e}r{\'e}my and Michels, Nathalie and Lambrinou, Christina-Paulina and Gonz{\'a}lez-Gross, Marcela and Widhalm, Kurt and Kersting, Mathilde and de la O Puerta, Alejandro and Kafatos, Anthony and Moreno, Luis A and Ortega, Francisco B},
  issn         = {0340-6199},
  journal      = {EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {10},
  pages        = {1433--1437},
  title        = {Attention capacity in European adolescents : role of different health-related factors : the HELENA study},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00431-017-3000-2},
  volume       = {176},
  year         = {2017},
}

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