Their physical activity and sedentary time are recorded using an osmometer. The students must also answer a questionnaire and take various computer memory tests that measure their cognitive abilities. All measurements are carried out one week before and one week after the end of the project.
During the school year, the research group also evaluates the project through regular observations to investigate whether there are promoting or hindering factors for the implementation. In addition, interviews and focus groups are conducted with teachers, school leaders, and school students.
– This requires new strategies for preventive work, and we hope this study’s results will contribute to promoting equal physical and mental health among students. Hopefully, it can help young people get passing grades to a greater extent and reduce the risk of dropping out, says Gisela Nyberg.