Comprehensive intervention program to mitigate the effects of the sanitary measures adopted to contain COVID-19 on sedentary behavior, emotional and attentional function in schoolchildren in the city of Bogotá D.C.

Project: Research/Creation Project

Project Details


The pandemic to which the world has been exposed during the years 2020 and 2021 due to the sudden appearance of SARS COV-2 and the measures
measures adopted by the countries to mitigate the spread of the disease have had a great impact on lifestyles
of the world population, with special affectation of the child population in terms of mental health and increased sedentary behavior.
This research proposal has a multidimensional and interdisciplinary approach whose objective is to determine the effects of the
sanitary measures adopted to contain COVID-19 on sedentary behavior, emotional and attentional function of children and
girls of school age in the city of Bogotá. DC In this sense, a mixed approach study (qualitative-quantitative) is proposed in three phases:
1) the evaluation of the effects of the containment measures of the SARS-COV 2 virus in school boys and girls that include isolation
social, confinement and educational alternation, 2) the characterization of sedentary behavior, the emotional and attentional function of the
children, and 3) the implementation of a comprehensive intervention program that is based on Physical Activity (PA) and Psychopedagogy (PsP) in modality
virtual and/or educational alternation in schoolchildren from 8 to 10 years old.

Commitments / Obligations

- This research proposes indicators of new knowledge compared to the description of the effects of sanitary measures to contain the
SARS COV 2 virus on Sedentary Behavior, Emotional and Attentional Function in school boys and girls, and from this, the
design and implementation of a comprehensive intervention strategy based on PA and Psychopedagogy in this population, which mitigates the
effects of sanitary measures.
- These results are expected to conform to the baseline for new work in the area, which will allow more school students to intervene at the national level.
district and department. Therefore, one of the expected results of this project is based on the submission of an article in a journal
international indexing and participation in a scientific event to publicize the findings of the different phases of the investigation.
In addition to the training of 2 Master's students, 1 resident student in psychiatry and 3 undergraduate Physiotherapy students.

2 degree works
2 master's theses
1 Research articles published or submitted in Q1 and Q2 indexed journals.
Effective start/end date1/17/222/17/24

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Main Funding Source

  • Competitive Funds


  • Bogotá D.C.


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