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A cluster randomised controlled trial of an intervention to promote healthy lifestyle habits to school leavers:Study rationale, design, and methods


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Gillison, F., Standage, M. and Verplanken, B., 2014. A cluster randomised controlled trial of an intervention to promote healthy lifestyle habits to school leavers:Study rationale, design, and methods. BMC Public Health, 14 (1), p. 221.

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    Abstract

    Physical inactivity and a poor diet predict lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and certain types of cancer. Marked declines in physical activity occur during late adolescence, coinciding with the point at which many young people leave school and enter the workforce and begin to take greater control over their lifestyle behaviours. The work outlined within this paper sought to test a theoretically-informed intervention aimed at supporting increased engagement in physical activity and healthy eating habits in young people at the point of transition from school to work or work-based learning. As actively engaging young people in initiatives based on health messages is challenging, we also tested the efficacy of financial incentives in promoting initial engagement with the programme.

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    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsGillison, F., Standage, M. and Verplanken, B.
    DOI10.1186/1471-2458-14-221
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    http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84897660982&partnerID=8YFLogxKUNSPECIFIED
    DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Health
    Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Psychology
    Research CentresEPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistical Mathematics (SAMBa)
    Publisher StatementGillisonStandageVerplanken2014.pdf: © 2014 Gillison et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.
    RefereedYes
    StatusPublished
    ID Code39067

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