Fitness Testing, Monitoring and Surveillance

Fitness testing can be stigmatised due to inappropriate testing practices. It is important not only to ensure safe and proper fitness testing environment, but also to distinguish between terms fitness testing, monitoring and surveillance since they have different meaning.

Fitness monitoring is very important for each school, while fitness surveillance is more important for policy making on higher levels.

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References / Further reading
  1. Jamison, D. T., Breman, J. G., Measham, A. R., Alleyne, G., Claeson, M., Evans, D. B., Jha, P., Mills, A., & Musgrove, P. (2006). Chapter 53: Public Health Surveillance: A Tool for Targeting and Monitoring Interventions. Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries (2nd Edition). World Bank Publications, 997–1016. DOI: 10.1596/978-0-8213-6179-5
  2. Martinko, A., Sorić, M., Jurak, G. & Starc, G. (2023). Physical fitness among children with diverse weight status during and after the COVID-19 pandemic: a population-wide, cohort study based on the Slovenian physical fitness surveillance system (SLOfit). The Lancet Regional Health - Europe, 34, 100748. DOI: 10.1016/j.lanepe.2023.100748
  3. Lang, J. J., Zhang, K., Agostinis-Sobrinho, C., Andersen, L. B., Basterfield, L., Berglind, D., Blain, D. O., Cadenas-Sanchez, C., Cameron, C., Carson, V., Colley, R. C., Csányi, T., Faigenbaum, A. D., García-Hermoso, A., Gomes, T. N. Q. F., Gribbon, A., Janssen, I., Jurak, G., Kaj, M., … Fraser, B. J. (2023). Top 10 International Priorities for Physical Fitness Research and Surveillance Among Children and Adolescents: A Twin-Panel Delphi Study. Sports Medicine, 53(2), 549–564. DOI: 10.1007/s40279-022-01752-6
  4. Jurak, G., Morrison, S. A., Soric, M., Leskošek, B., Kovač, M., Ocvirk, T., Sember, V., Kramaršič, J., Meh, K., Potočnik, Ž. L., Blagus, R., Markelj, N., Golja, P., Strojnik, V., Hadžić, V. & Starc, G. (2022). SLOfit Lifelong: A model for leveraging citizen science to promote and maintain physical fitness and physical literacy across the lifespan. Frontiers in Public Health, 10. DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.1002239

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