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Steps in the design, development and formative evaluation of obesity prevention-related behavior change trials

Baranowski, Tom, Cerin, E. and Baranowski, Janice 2009, Steps in the design, development and formative evaluation of obesity prevention-related behavior change trials, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, vol. 6, no. 6, pp. 1-10, doi: 10.1186/1479-5868-6-6.

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Title Steps in the design, development and formative evaluation of obesity prevention-related behavior change trials
Author(s) Baranowski, Tom
Cerin, E.
Baranowski, Janice
Journal name International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity
Volume number 6
Issue number 6
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Publisher BioMed Central
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2009
ISSN 1479-5868
Summary Obesity prevention interventions through dietary and physical activity change have generally not been effective. Limitations on possible program effectiveness are herein identified at every step in the mediating variable model, a generic conceptual framework for understanding how interventions may promote behavior change. To minimize these problems, and thereby enhance likely intervention effectiveness, four sequential types of formative studies are proposed: targeted behavior validation, targeted mediator validation, intervention procedure validation, and pilot feasibility intervention. Implementing these studies would establish the relationships at each step in the mediating variable model, thereby maximizing the likelihood that an intervention would work and its effects would be detected. Building consensus among researchers, funding agencies, and journal editors on distinct intervention development studies should avoid identified limitations and move the field forward.
Language eng
DOI 10.1186/1479-5868-6-6
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2009, BioMed Central
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30055855

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
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