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ERIC Number: EJ1234259
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
Pilot Trial of an Acceptance-Based Behavioral Intervention to Promote Physical Activity among Adolescents
Remmert, Jocelyn E.; Woodworth, Amanda; Chau, Larissa; Schumacher, Leah M.; Butryn, Meghan L.; Schneider, Margaret
Journal of School Nursing, v35 n6 p449-461 Dec 2019
Prior interventions have shown limited efficacy in increasing the number of adolescents engaging in adequate physical activity (PA). Preliminary evidence suggests acceptance-based behavioral treatments (ABTs) may increase PA; however, this approach has not been tested in adolescents. This was a nonrandomized experimental pilot study that examined feasibility, acceptability, and treatment outcomes of a school-based, acceptance-based behavioral intervention for PA. Adolescents (n = 20) with low activity received a PA tracking device and were allocated to device use only or device use plus 10-weeks of ABT. PA, cardiovascular fitness, and physiological outcomes were measured pre- and postintervention. The intervention was found to be feasible and acceptable. PA, cardiovascular fitness, and physiological outcomes improved over time in the intervention group, but not in the comparison condition. This study demonstrated feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary treatment efficacy based on effect sizes for an acceptance-based behavioral intervention to increase PA in adolescents.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) (NIH); National Center for Research Resources (NIH/DHHS); National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) (DHHS/NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: RO1DK088800; UL1TR000153; ULTR001414