Reduction in overweight and obesity from a 3-year community-based intervention in Australia: The 'It's Your Move!' project

Show simple item record Millar, L en Kremer, P en de Silva-Sanigorski, A en McCabe, MP en Mavoa, H en Moodie, M en Utter, J en Bell, C en Malakellis, M en Mathews, L en Roberts, G en Robertson, N en Swinburn, Boyd en 2015-05-11T23:16:09Z en 2011-11 en
dc.identifier.citation Obesity Reviews, 2011, 12 (Suppl. 2), pp. 20 - 28 en
dc.identifier.issn 1467-7881 en
dc.identifier.uri en
dc.description.abstract Summary: 'It's Your Move!' was a 3-year intervention study implemented in secondary schools in Australia as part of the Pacific Obesity Prevention In Communities Project. This paper reports the outcome results of anthropometric indices and relevant obesity-related behaviours. The interventions focused on building the capacity of families, schools and communities to promote healthy eating and physical activity. Baseline response rates and follow-up rates were 53% and 69% respectively for the intervention group (n=5 schools) and 47% and 66% respectively for the comparison group (n=7 schools). Statistically significant relative reductions in the intervention versus comparison group were observed: weight (-0.74kg, P<0.04), and standardized body mass index (-0.07, P<0.03), and non-significant reductions in prevalence of overweight and obesity (0.75 odds ratio, P=0.12) and body mass index (-0.22, P=0.06). Obesity-related behavioural variables showed mixed results with no pattern of positive intervention outcomes. In conclusion, this is the first study to show that long-term, community-based interventions using a capacity-building approach can prevent unhealthy weight gain in adolescents. Obesity prevention efforts in this important transitional stage of life can be successful and these findings need to be translated to scale for a national effort to reverse the epidemic in children and adolescents. en
dc.language eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Obesity Reviews en
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dc.subject Adolescence en
dc.subject Community en
dc.subject Intervention en
dc.subject Obesity en
dc.title Reduction in overweight and obesity from a 3-year community-based intervention in Australia: The 'It's Your Move!' project en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/j.1467-789X.2011.00904.x en
pubs.issue Suppl. 2 en
pubs.begin-page 20 en
pubs.volume 12 en
dc.identifier.pmid 22008556 en
pubs.end-page 28 en
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pubs.subtype Journal Article en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 239764 en Medical and Health Sciences en Population Health en Epidemiology & Biostatistics en
dc.identifier.eissn 1467-789X en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2015-05-12 en
pubs.dimensions-id 22008556 en

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