The 2018 National Report on Children’s and Adolescents’ Physical Activity and Physical Fitness for Montenegro

  • Bojan MASANOVIC Mail Faculty for Sport and Physical Education, University of Montenegro, Niksic, Montenegro AND Montenegrin Sports Academy, Podgorica, Montenegro
  • Stevo POPOVIC Faculty for Sport and Physical Education, University of Montenegro, Niksic, Montenegro AND Montenegrin Sports Academy, Podgorica, Montenegro
  • Dusko BJELICA Faculty for Sport and Physical Education, University of Montenegro, Niksic, Montenegro AND Montenegrin Sports Academy, Podgorica, Montenegro
  • Jovan GARDASEVIC Faculty for Sport and Physical Education, University of Montenegro, Niksic, Montenegro AND Montenegrin Sports Academy, Podgorica, Montenegro
Keywords:
Children, Adolescents, Physical activity, Physical fitness, Monitoring, Montenegro

Abstract


Background
: We aimed to focus on a review of the literature on physical activity and physical fitness for children and adolescents in Montenegro, to identify and evaluate the current situation and provide a better basis for the creation of a future monitoring system.
Methods
: The Montenegrin Research Team (MRT) has set up a specific methodology that is reflected in the assessment of physical activity and physical fitness of Montenegrin children and adolescents through ten separate indicators. Grades were awarded based on data found in available scientific articles that were published up to 2018, as well as in the grey literature, such as government and nongovernment reports and online content from the same period.
Results
: All indicators averaged 3.7 on a six-point scale. It is interesting to note that two indicators were rated as excellent, three more indicators were rated with above-average, four indicators were rated as below-average and, lastly, one indicator was rated as “unfinished”.
Conclusion: Children’s and adolescents’ physical activity and physical fitness for Montenegro might be good, especially if compared to other countries from the region.

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Published
2020-10-01
How to Cite
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MASANOVIC B, POPOVIC S, BJELICA D, GARDASEVIC J. The 2018 National Report on Children’s and Adolescents’ Physical Activity and Physical Fitness for Montenegro. Iran J Public Health. 49(10):1992-2000.
Section
National Report