Healthy active living: a residence community-based intervention to increase physical activity and healthy eating during the transition to first-year university.

Auteur(s) :
Brown DM., Beatty TK., Kwan ., Bray SR.
Date :
Fév, 2014
Source(s) :
J AM COLL HEALTH. #62:4 p234-62
Adresse :
Department of Kinesiology , McMaster University , Hamilton , Ontario , Canada. denise.m.brown@usm.edu

Sommaire de l'article

OBJECTIVE:

To examine the effects of a Healthy Active Living (HAL) community intervention on moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA), fruit and vegetable consumption (FVC), and psychosocial mediators of physical activity among students transitioning into university.

METHODS:

Sixty undergraduate students were assigned to reside in either the HAL community or no-treatment control residence and completed questionnaire measures at the beginning and end of the academic year.

RESULTS:

Students living in the HAL community reported significantly more MVPA (F[1, 58]=19.93, p<.001, ηp2=.26) and greater FVC (F[1, 56]=3.12, p=.08, ηp2=.05) compared with controls. Participants in the HAL condition also scored significantly higher in action planning (F[1, 58]=4.79, p<.05, ηp2=.08), partially mediating the effect of the intervention on MVPA.

CONCLUSION:

A peer-delivered healthy lifestyles intervention targeting first-year university students appears to be effective in preserving or enhancing health behaviors and cognitions during their transition into university life.

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