Addressing risk factors of overweight and obesity among adolescents in out-of-home care : the Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) study

Skouteris, Helen, Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Matther, McCabe, Marita, Cox, Rachael, Miller, Robyn, Jones, Amanda D., Omerogullari, Stella and Morrison, Kate 2014, Addressing risk factors of overweight and obesity among adolescents in out-of-home care : the Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) study, International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 536-548, doi: 10.1080/02673843.2012.762407.

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Title Addressing risk factors of overweight and obesity among adolescents in out-of-home care : the Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) study
Author(s) Skouteris, Helen
Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, MattherORCID iD for Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Matther orcid.org/0000-0003-1145-6057
McCabe, Marita
Cox, Rachael
Miller, Robyn
Jones, Amanda D.
Omerogullari, Stella
Morrison, Kate
Journal name International Journal of Adolescence and Youth
Volume number 19
Issue number 4
Start page 536
End page 548
Total pages 15
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2014
ISSN 0267-3843
2164-4527
Keyword(s) young people
out-of-home residential care
obesity
eating habits
physical activity
Summary Rates of overweight and obesity increase significantly whilst children and young people are in out-of-home care. This paper provides the protocol for a study, funded by the Australian Research Council (2012–2014), being conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of a Healthy Eating and Active Living intervention programme for adolescents who live in out-of-home residential care. This randomised trial will be conducted with 118 adolescents aged 13–17 years of age in out-of-home residential care and the residential staff who look after them. Adolescents' eating habits, physical activity levels, psychological well-being, body dissatisfaction and weight status will be assessed at baseline, immediately post the programme (which runs for 6 months), and again 12 months post baseline. Similar measures will be obtained from residential carers (across the same time points). If effective, this programme could be implemented as usual care to modify levels of obesity amongst these vulnerable young people.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/02673843.2012.762407
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 920299 Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30068071

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