Evaluation of the SHAPEDOWN weight loss program conducted through a hospital in north central Indiana : a family approach

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dc.contributor.advisor Friesen, Carol A.
dc.contributor.author Harter, Mary R.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-28T21:21:43Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-28T21:21:43Z
dc.date.created 2012-12-15
dc.date.issued 2012-12-15
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/197031
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to determine if participation in the ten-week SHAPEDOWN program was associated with a reduction in body mass index and improved measures of physical fitness among obese children and their parent-participants and to determine if a parent’s success in the program was correlated with his or her child’s success. Subjects included 47 obese children aged 8-18 years and their parent-participants who completed the program during 2009-2011. Results obtained during the first session (e.g., height, weight, BMI, and endurance, stretch, and flexibility tests) were compared to post-test results in a paired analysis. Results indicated participation was associated with a decrease in BMI (p<0.01) and heart rate (p<0.01) and an increase in flexibility (p<0.01) and the number of sit ups completed in one minute (p<0.01) among the children and an increased number of sit ups (p<0.01) and flexibility (p<0.01) among the parents. No reduction in body weight was observed among the children (p=0.33) or their parent-participants (p=0.16) over the ten weeks. A positive correlation was observed between the parent-child for both weight loss (p<0.01) and flexibility (p<0.01). These results indicate SHAPEDOWN positively impacted indices of health and that parental participation positively impacted a child’s weight loss and flexibility. Parents should be encouraged to engage in healthy behaviors with their overweight child. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
dc.subject.lcsh Weight loss -- Indiana.
dc.subject.lcsh Overweight teenagers -- Indiana.
dc.subject.lcsh Overweight persons -- Indiana.
dc.subject.lcsh Parent and teenager.
dc.subject.other SHAPEDOWN (Program)
dc.title Evaluation of the SHAPEDOWN weight loss program conducted through a hospital in north central Indiana : a family approach en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.A.), 3 hrs.
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1704717

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