Babic, M., Morgan, P., Plotnikoff, R., Lonsdale, C., Eather, N., Skinner, G., Baker, A., Pollock, E. & Lubans, D. (2015). Rationale and study protocol for 'Switch-off 4 Healthy Minds' (S4HM) : A cluster randomized controlled trial to reduce recreational screen time in adolescents. Contemporary Clinical Trials,40 150-158. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2014.12.001
Excessive recreational screen time (i.e., screen use for entertainment) is a global public health issue associated with adverse mental and physical health outcomes. Considering the growing popularity of screen-based recreation in adolescents, there is a need to identify effective strategies for reducing screen time among adolescents. The aim of this paper is to report the rationale and study protocol for the ‘Switch-off 4 Healthy Minds’ (S4HM) study, an intervention designed to reduce recreational screen time among adolescents.