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HERDIN Record #: CAR-UCBCF-17091212054849 Submitted: 12 September 2017 Modified: 13 September 2017

Effectiveness of obesity prevention campaign among adolescents.

Norenia T. Dao-ayen,
Jolan G. Eligio,
Mark Lawrence T. Loveranes,
Louie F. Nicolas,
Cassandra S. Castro,
Wency Gail P. Corpuz,
Aliza A. Docyogen,
Lyca Denise B. Ducusin,
Aubrelyn P. Fagkang,
Christine P. Ignacio,
Katherine W. Lardizabal,
Camille Joyce A. Nagal,
Charmaine Jezreel P. Sanga

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Despite the existing campaigns on obesity prevention, there is still a high incidence of obesity. Literature reveals that it can lead to complications like HPN, stroke and even death. This study aimed at involving adolescents in the prevention of obesity through the emphasis on physical and behavioral aspects among adolescents in obesity prevention could also be interpreted or introduce in the course. The emphasis on the importance of BMI, WHR, family support etc. can empower adolescents to be conscious about their choices when it comes to their diet and physical activities to prevent complications of obesity. A quasi-experimental time-series design was used. The participants were 56 Grade 7 high school students from Baguio City High School who were randomly chosen through one-stage cluster sampling.  Ascent from participants and consent from parents' were taken after full disclosure of the study's objectives.  In the pretest, the participants were then assessed using the self-made questionnaire (CVI=1) and reliability = 0 .79, followed by the introduction of the campaign.  Post-test was every week for three weeks utilizing same tool for three weeks.  Frequency percentages and Chi-square were utilized. The OPC using brochure plus health teachings is effective in both physical and behavioral aspects. Specifically BMI (66.67%) and WHR (91.67%) and behavioral aspects: dietary habits (50%), physical activity (54.17%), family support (50%) and expectation (75%)  There is a significant difference in BMI according to sex of the adolescents. Significant difference were noted in WHR 91.66%) and expectations (75%) among intervention groups. Repeated campaign can produce a successful effect in preventing obesity among adolescents.  Utilization of either the brochure alone or brochure with health teaching is enough to create a successful change. Continue disseminating information about obesity prevention among adolescents.  Combine new teaching strategies in OPC. Future research can include a larger sample size and to consider age as a variable.

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The study determined the effectiveness of obesity prevention campaign among adolescents, and the difference in its effectiveness according to sex and groups.


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