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Dupart, Gary; Berry, Diane C.; D'Auria, Jennifer; Sharpe, Leslie; McDonough, Linda; Houser, Marion; Flanary, Sarah; Koppelberger, Sadie – Journal of School Nursing, 2019
Adolescents with overweight and obesity are at risk for future health problems. The purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility and initial efficacy of a weight management intervention to help adolescents develop healthy nutrition and physical activity behaviors and improve their anthropometrics. This study used a single-group repeated…
Descriptors: Health Programs, Health Behavior, Obesity, Body Weight
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Kouba, Joanne; Velsor-Friedrich, Barbarba; Militello, Lisa; Harrison, Patrick R.; Becklenberg, Amy; White, Barb; Surya, Shruti; Ahmed, Avais – Journal of School Nursing, 2013
Asthma is the most prevalent chronic illness in childhood affecting 7 million youth. Many youth with asthma face another risk factor in obesity. Obesity, in turn, increases disorders such as asthma. Studies have recommended that asthma programs also address weight management in youth. Taking this into consideration, the I Can Control Asthma and…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Child Health, At Risk Persons, Urban Areas
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Mauriello, Leanne M.; Driskell, Mary Margaret H.; Sherman, Karen J.; Johnson, Sara S.; Prochaska, Janice M.; Prochaska, James O. – Journal of School Nursing, 2006
This article describes the development and pilot testing of a computer-based, multiple-behavior obesity prevention program for adolescents. Using the Transtheoretical Model as a framework, this intervention offers individualized feedback based on readiness to engage in physical activity, to consume fruits and vegetables, and to limit television…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Television Viewing, Obesity, Intervention