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dc.contributor.authorBrown, Elise C.
dc.contributor.authorBuchan, Duncan S.
dc.contributor.authorDrignei, Dorin
dc.contributor.authorWyatt, Frank B.
dc.contributor.authorKilgore, Lon
dc.contributor.authorCavana, Jonathan
dc.contributor.authorBaker, Julien S.
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-12T18:04:54Z
dc.date.available2018-09-12T18:04:54Z
dc.date.issued2018-05-09
dc.identifier.citationBrown EC, Buchan DS, Drignei D, Wyatt FB, Kilgore L, Cavana J and Baker JS (2018) Primary School Children's Health Behaviors, Attitudes, and Body Mass Index After a 10-Week Lifestyle Intervention With Follow-Up. Front. Pediatr. 6:137. doi: 10.3389/fped.2018.00137en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10323/4756
dc.description.abstractBackground: Given the current global child obesity epidemic, testing the effectiveness of interventions in reducing obesity and its influencers is paramount. The purpose of this study was to determine immediate and long-term changes in body mass index and psychosocial variables following a 10-week lifestyle intervention. Methods: Seven hundred and seventy participants (8.75 ± 0.98 years of age, 379 boys and 391 girls) took part in the study. Participants had height, weight, and psychosocial questionnaires assessed at pre- and post-control, pre- and post-intervention, and 6-months post-intervention. Participants completed a weekly 10-week intervention consisting of healthy eating and physical activity education, physical activity, parental involvement, and behavior change techniques. Regression models were fit with correlated errors where the correlation occurred only between time points, not between subjects, and the nesting effects of school and area deprivation were controlled. Results: Regression models revealed a significant decrease in body mass index from pre- to post-intervention of 0.8512 kg/m2 (P = 0.0182). No Changes in body mass index occurred from post-intervention to 6-month follow-up (P = 0.5446). The psychosocial variables did not significantly change. Conclusions: This lifestyle intervention may be an effective means for improving body mass index in primary school children in the short-term if the duration of the intervention is increased, but these changes may not be sustained without on-going support.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectSchoolen_US
dc.subjectChildrenen_US
dc.subjectObesityen_US
dc.subjectAttitudesen_US
dc.subjectPhysical activityen_US
dc.subjectBody mass indexen_US
dc.subjectHealthen_US
dc.subjectBehavioren_US
dc.titlePrimary school children's health behaviors, attitudes, and body mass index after a 10-week lifestyle intervention with follow-upen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.relation.journalFrontiers in Pediatricsen_US


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