Prevention Across the Spectrum: a randomized controlled trial of three programs to reduce risk factors for both eating disorders and obesity.

@article{Wilksch2015PreventionAT,
  title={Prevention Across the Spectrum: a randomized controlled trial of three programs to reduce risk factors for both eating disorders and obesity.},
  author={Simon M Wilksch and Susan J Paxton and Sue Byrne and S Bryn Austin and Si{\^a}n A McLean and Katelyn M. Thompson and Kavitha Dorairaj and Tracey D Wade},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={45 9},
  pages={
          1811-23
        }
}
BACKGROUND A randomized controlled trial of three school-based programs and a no-intervention control group was conducted to evaluate their efficacy in reducing eating disorder and obesity risk factors. METHOD A total of 1316 grade 7 and 8 girls and boys (mean age = 13.21 years) across three Australian states were randomly allocated to: Media Smart; Life Smart; the Helping, Encouraging, Listening and Protecting Peers (HELPP) initiative; or control (usual school class). Risk factors were… CONTINUE READING

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