Multiple components of fitness improved among overweight and obese adolescents following a community-based lifestyle intervention
|dc.identifier.citation||Howie, E. and McVeigh, J. and Abbott, R. and Olds, T. and Straker, L. 2015. Multiple components of fitness improved among overweight and obese adolescents following a community-based lifestyle intervention. Journal of Sports Sciences. 34 (16): pp. 1581-1587.|
Fitness is an important component of health, and obese adolescents regularly have poor fitness. Unfortunately, few have assessed the impact of community-based lifestyle interventions on multiple components of fitness. The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of participation in a community-based intervention involving adolescents and parents on multiple components of fitness of obese adolescents. In a within-subject, waitlist controlled clinical trial with 12 months follow-up in Western Australia, participants (n = 56) completed multiple fitness measures at baseline, immediately prior to beginning an 8-week intervention and at 3, 6 and 12 months during a maintenance period. Performance on the shuttle walk was improved immediately post-intervention (increase of 42.8 m, 95% CI: 7.5, 78.2) and at 12 months post-intervention (increase of 44.6 m, 95% CI: 1.3, 87.8) compared with pre-intervention. Muscle performance of quadriceps and deltoids were improved post-intervention (increase of 1.1 (95% CI: 0.1, 2.1) kg · F and 1.0 (0.02, 2.1) kg · F, respectively) and all muscle performance measures were improved at 12 months following the intervention. There were no changes in waist circumference. A community-based lifestyle programme such as Curtin University’s Activity, Food and Attitudes Program (CAFAP) may be a viable strategy for improving fitness in overweight adolescents.
|dc.title||Multiple components of fitness improved among overweight and obese adolescents following a community-based lifestyle intervention|
|dcterms.source.title||Journal of Sports Sciences|
This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Sports Sciences on 11/12/2015, available online at http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/02640414.2015.1123285
|curtin.department||School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science|