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dc.contributor.authorAllom, Vanessa
dc.contributor.authorMullan, B.
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T10:58:04Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T10:58:04Z
dc.date.created2017-01-17T19:30:20Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.date.submitted2017-01-18
dc.identifier.citationAllom, V. and Mullan, B. 2016. Using intervention mapping to design, implement and evaluate an executive function training intervention. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 23: S138.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/7150
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s12529-016-9586-3
dc.description.abstract

Introduction: Healthy eating behaviors, such as minimizing dietary fat intake, reduce the risk of numerous negative health consequences including obesity. Currently, very few interventions designed to reduce unhealthy eating are effective. Higher order cognitive process referred to as executive functions, have been proposed to influence the adoption and maintenance of healthy eating behaviors. A multi-method approach based on the Intervention Mapping Protocol was used to design, implement and evaluate an executive function training intervention to reduce unhealthy eating behavior. Methods: Qualitative interviews were conducted to assess the needs of the target population and establish the factors involved in the maintenance of healthy eating behavior. Subsequently, a cross-sectional study was conducted to test whether the factors deemed important were associated with eating behavior. A meta-analysis of current executive function and eating behavior interventions was conducted to identify effective components of existing interventions. An intervention was then designed based on these results and implemented in an undergraduate sample (N = 82) and evaluated. Finally, the intervention was replicated in a community sample (N = 78) and the acceptability and feasibility of the intervention was assessed. Results: The intervention led to a reduction in body mass index, which was mediated by changes in vulnerability to ego-depletion. These results were only partially replicated, and did not persist over time. Participants found the intervention to be highly acceptable. Conclusions: These findings provide an example of an intervention designed and evaluated using intervention mapping and highlight the importance of careful theory-based intervention planning for health promotion.

dc.publisherSpringer
dc.titleUsing intervention mapping to design, implement and evaluate an executive function training intervention
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.dateSubmitted2017-01-18
dcterms.source.volume23
dcterms.source.startPageS45
dcterms.source.endPageS45
dcterms.source.issn1070-5503
dcterms.source.titleInternational Journal of Behavioral Medicine
dcterms.source.seriesInternational Journal of Behavioral Medicine
curtin.digitool.pid247696
curtin.pubStatusPublished
curtin.refereedTRUE
curtin.departmentSchool of Psychology and Speech Pathology
curtin.identifier.scriptidPUB-HEA-SPS-VA-30418
curtin.identifier.elementsidELEMENTS-142917
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