Evaluation of the Impact of the Creating Opportunities for Personal Empowerment (COPE) Healthy Lifestyles Thinking, Emotions, Exercise, Nutririon (TEEN) Program in a Rural High School Health Class

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/202098
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Presentation
Title:
Evaluation of the Impact of the Creating Opportunities for Personal Empowerment (COPE) Healthy Lifestyles Thinking, Emotions, Exercise, Nutririon (TEEN) Program in a Rural High School Health Class
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Background: Worldwide, approximately 43 million children under the age of 5 years are overweight.  In 2007-2008, 31.7% of children and adolescents aged 2-19 years were at or above the 85th percentile placing them in the overweight category, while 16.9% were obese with a BMI percentile at or above the 95th percentile. In 2009, 31% of students in grades 9-12 in West Virginia were overweight or obese. Current interventions to prevent or treat obesity are not impacting the weight status of adolescents. Design:  This study used a before and after design. Cognitive behavior skills building sessions were incorporated into the 9th grade health class curriculum and included 30 minutes of education once a week, combined with 20 minutes of physical activity and a parent educational component. Pre- and post-intervention measurements included: weight, BMI, BMI percent, self-esteem, healthy lifestyles teen and parent questionnaires measuring behavior, beliefs, and perceived difficulty in engaging in a healthy lifestyle and five open-ended exit questions about the helpfulness of the program. Subjects: Fifty-five students began the program and forty-nine (89%) completed the 15 week program. All students were enrolled in the 9th grade health class with a mean age of 14.76 years. Results: There was a statistically significant difference in the teen healthy lifestyles behavior scores from Time 1 (M=51.32, SD=11.15) to Time 2 (M=57.45, SD=9.71) p=.000 (two-tailed).   Weight, BMI, BMI percents, self-esteem, and healthy lifestyle beliefs and perceived difficulty in teens and parents all improved. Overall, the teens liked the program and found it was helpful in making healthy choices. Conclusion: The Creating Opportunities for Personal Empowerment (COPE) Healthy lifestyles Thinking, Emotions, Exercise, and Nutrition (TEEN) intervention is an effective strategy in improving healthy lifestyles and weight management among teens, and can be incorporated in a high school health class.
Keywords:
school-based; adolescent; obesity
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEvaluation of the Impact of the Creating Opportunities for Personal Empowerment (COPE) Healthy Lifestyles Thinking, Emotions, Exercise, Nutririon (TEEN) Program in a Rural High School Health Classen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/202098-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Background: Worldwide, approximately 43 million children under the age of 5 years are overweight.  In 2007-2008, 31.7% of children and adolescents aged 2-19 years were at or above the 85th percentile placing them in the overweight category, while 16.9% were obese with a BMI percentile at or above the 95th percentile. In 2009, 31% of students in grades 9-12 in West Virginia were overweight or obese. Current interventions to prevent or treat obesity are not impacting the weight status of adolescents. Design:  This study used a before and after design. Cognitive behavior skills building sessions were incorporated into the 9th grade health class curriculum and included 30 minutes of education once a week, combined with 20 minutes of physical activity and a parent educational component. Pre- and post-intervention measurements included: weight, BMI, BMI percent, self-esteem, healthy lifestyles teen and parent questionnaires measuring behavior, beliefs, and perceived difficulty in engaging in a healthy lifestyle and five open-ended exit questions about the helpfulness of the program. Subjects: Fifty-five students began the program and forty-nine (89%) completed the 15 week program. All students were enrolled in the 9th grade health class with a mean age of 14.76 years. Results: There was a statistically significant difference in the teen healthy lifestyles behavior scores from Time 1 (M=51.32, SD=11.15) to Time 2 (M=57.45, SD=9.71) p=.000 (two-tailed).   Weight, BMI, BMI percents, self-esteem, and healthy lifestyle beliefs and perceived difficulty in teens and parents all improved. Overall, the teens liked the program and found it was helpful in making healthy choices. Conclusion: The Creating Opportunities for Personal Empowerment (COPE) Healthy lifestyles Thinking, Emotions, Exercise, and Nutrition (TEEN) intervention is an effective strategy in improving healthy lifestyles and weight management among teens, and can be incorporated in a high school health class.en_GB
dc.subjectschool-baseden_GB
dc.subjectadolescenten_GB
dc.subjectobesityen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T11:09:56Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T11:09:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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