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A Randomised Controlled Trial of a Community-based Healthy Lifestyle Program for Overweight and Obese Adolescents: The Loozit (R) Study Protocol

Creator:

Shrewsbury, VA; O'Connor, J; Steinbeck, KS, et al.

Subject Keywords: A research paper evaluating a community based lifestlye intervention for overweight and obese adolescents
Topic: Obesity
Type: Report
Region: International (other)
Description:

There is a need to develop sustainable and clinically effective weight management interventions that are suitable for community settings. This study aims to evaluate the effect of additional therapeutic contact as an adjunct to the Loozit group program, a community-based, lifestyle intervention for overweight and lower grade obesity in adolescents. The additional therapeutic contact is provided via telephone coaching and either mobile phone Short Message Service or electronic mail, or both.
The study design is a two-arm randomised controlled trial that aims to recruit 168 overweight and obese 13-16 year olds in Sydney, Australia. Outcome measurements are assessed at 2, 12 and 24 months post-baseline and include: BMI z-score, waist z-score, metabolic profile indicators, physical activity, sedentary behaviour, eating patterns, and psychosocial well-being. If shown to be successful, the Loozit group weight management program with additional therapeutic contact has the potential to be readily translatable to a range of health care settings.

Date:

29/04/2009

Rights: © 1999-2009 Biomed Central Ltd
Suggested citation:

Shrewsbury, VA; O'Connor, J; Steinbeck, KS, et al.. (2009) A Randomised Controlled Trial of a Community-based Healthy Lifestyle Program for Overweight and Obese Adolescents: The Loozit (R) Study Protocol [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/3790 [Accessed: 20th June 2019].

  

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