Effectiveness of Facebook-Delivered Lifestyle Counselling and Physical Activity Self-Monitoring on Physical Activity and Body Mass Index in Overweight and Obese Adolescents: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Joint Authors

Kääriäinen, Maria
Kyngäs, Helvi
Ruotsalainen, Heidi
Tammelin, Tuija
Heikkinen, Hanna

Source

Nursing Research and Practice

Issue

Vol. 2015, Issue 2015 (31 Dec. 2015), pp.1-14, 14 p.

Publisher

Hindawi Publishing Corporation

Publication Date

2015-12-01

Country of Publication

Egypt

No. of Pages

14

Main Subjects

Nursing

Abstract EN

Background.

The aim was to evaluate the effects of a 12-week, Facebook-delivered lifestyle counselling intervention, with or without physical activity self-monitoring, on physical activity and body mass index (BMI) in overweight and obese 13–16-year-old adolescents.

Methods.

Three-arm randomized controlled trial.

Participants (n=46) were randomly assigned to intervention and control groups: one group received Facebook-delivered lifestyle counselling and monitoring of their physical activity (Fb + Act, n=15), whereas a second experimental group received the same Facebook-delivered lifestyle counselling without self-monitoring (Fb, n=16) and a third group served as the control group (n=15).

Objective and self-reported physical activity assessment were used.

Nonparametric statistical tests were used.

Results.

There were no significant intervention effects in terms of changes in physical activity levels or BMI from baseline to the 12-week postintervention measurements between the intervention and control groups.

The Fb + Act group had lower sedentary time on weekdays compared to the control group during postintervention measurements (p=0.021), but there was no interaction between time and group.

Conclusions.

Interventions were not effective at increasing physical activity in overweight and obese adolescents.

Before implementing such interventions, more evaluations on their effectiveness are needed.

This trial is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov identifier NCT02295761 (2014-11-17).

American Psychological Association (APA)

Ruotsalainen, Heidi& Kyngäs, Helvi& Tammelin, Tuija& Heikkinen, Hanna& Kääriäinen, Maria. 2015. Effectiveness of Facebook-Delivered Lifestyle Counselling and Physical Activity Self-Monitoring on Physical Activity and Body Mass Index in Overweight and Obese Adolescents: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Nursing Research and Practice،Vol. 2015, no. 2015, pp.1-14.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1075464

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Kääriäinen, Maria…[et al.]. Effectiveness of Facebook-Delivered Lifestyle Counselling and Physical Activity Self-Monitoring on Physical Activity and Body Mass Index in Overweight and Obese Adolescents: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Nursing Research and Practice No. 2015 (2015), pp.1-14.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1075464

American Medical Association (AMA)

Ruotsalainen, Heidi& Kyngäs, Helvi& Tammelin, Tuija& Heikkinen, Hanna& Kääriäinen, Maria. Effectiveness of Facebook-Delivered Lifestyle Counselling and Physical Activity Self-Monitoring on Physical Activity and Body Mass Index in Overweight and Obese Adolescents: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Nursing Research and Practice. 2015. Vol. 2015, no. 2015, pp.1-14.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1075464

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references

Record ID

BIM-1075464