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dc.contributor.authorStraker, Leon
dc.contributor.authorHowie, Erin
dc.contributor.authorSmith, K.
dc.contributor.authorSmith, K.
dc.contributor.authorFenner, Ashley
dc.contributor.authorKerr, Deborah
dc.contributor.authorOlds, T.
dc.contributor.authorAbbott, R.
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Anne
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T13:23:18Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T13:23:18Z
dc.date.created2014-11-17T20:00:21Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.date.submitted2014-11-19
dc.identifier.citationStraker, L. and Howie, E. and Smith, K. and Smith, K. and Fenner, A. and Kerr, D. and Olds, T. et al. 2014. The impact of Curtin University's Activity, Food and Attitudes Program on physical activity, sedentary time and fruit, vegetable and junk food consumption among overweight and obese adolescents: A waitlist controlled trial. PloS One. 9 (11): Article ID e111954.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/31073
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0111954
dc.description.abstract

Background: To determine the effects of participation in Curtin University's Activity, Food and Attitudes Program (CAFAP), a community-based, family-centered behavioural intervention, on the physical activity, sedentary time, and healthy eating behaviours of overweight and obese adolescents. Methods: In this waitlist controlled clinical trial in Western Australia, adolescents (n = 69, 71% female, mean age 14.1 (SD 1.6) years) and parents completed an 8-week intervention followed by 12 months of telephone and text message support. Assessments were completed at baseline, before beginning the intervention, immediately following the intervention, and at 3-, 6-, and 12- months follow-up. The primary outcomes were physical activity and sedentary time assessed by accelerometers and servings of fruit, vegetables and junk food assessed by 3-day food records. Results: During the intensive 8-week intervention sedentary time decreased by −5.1 min/day/month (95% CI: −11.0, 0.8) which was significantly greater than the rate of change during the waitlist period (p = .014). Moderate physical activity increased by 1.8 min/day/month (95% CI: −0.04, 3.6) during the intervention period, which was significantly greater than the rate of change during the waitlist period (p = .041). Fruit consumption increased during the intervention period (monthly incidence rate ratio (IRR) 1.3, 95% CI: 1.10, 1.56) and junk food consumption decreased (monthly IRR 0.8, 95% CI: 0.74, 0.94) and these changes were different to those seen during the waitlist period (p = .004 and p = .020 respectively). Conclusions: Participating in CAFAP appeared to have a positive influence on the physical activity, sedentary and healthy eating behaviours of overweight and obese adolescents and many of these changes were maintained for one year following the intensive intervention. Trial Registration: Australia and New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry ACTRN12611001187932.

dc.publisherPLOS
dc.titleThe impact of Curtin University's Activity, Food and Attitudes Program on physical activity, sedentary time and fruit, vegetable and junk food consumption among overweight and obese adolescents: A waitlist controlled trial
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.dateSubmitted2014-11-18
dcterms.source.volume9
dcterms.source.number11
dcterms.source.startPage1
dcterms.source.endPage11
dcterms.source.issn1932-6203
dcterms.source.titlePloS One
curtin.digitool.pid203591
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curtin.pubStatusPublished
curtin.departmentSchool of Physiotherapy
curtin.identifier.scriptidPUB-HEA-SOP-EWL-85479
curtin.accessStatusOpen access


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