A true challenge for any superhero: an evaluation of a comic book obesity prevention program.

@article{Branscum2013ATC,
  title={A true challenge for any superhero: an evaluation of a comic book obesity prevention program.},
  author={Paul Branscum and Manoj Sharma and Lihshing Leigh Wang and Bradley A. Wilson and Liliana Rojas-Guyler},
  journal={Family & community health},
  year={2013},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={63-76}
}
The purpose of this study was to pilot test the Comics for Health program, a theory-based nutrition and physical activity intervention for children. Twelve after-school programs were randomized to either a theory-based (n = 37) or a knowledge-based (n = 34 children) version of the intervention. Pretests, posttests, and 3-month follow-up tests were administered to evaluate the programmatic effects on body mass index percentile, obesity-related behaviors, and constructs of social cognitive theory… CONTINUE READING
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