Outcomes of a field trial to improve children's dietary patterns and physical activity : The Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health (CATCH).
- To assess the outcomes of health behavior interventions, focusing on the elementary school environment, classroom curricula, and home programs, for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.
- A randomized, controlled field trial at four sites with 56 intervention and 40 control elementary schools.
Outcomes were assessed using prerandomization measures (fall 1991) and follow-up measures (spring 1994).
- A total of 5106 initially third-grade students from ethnically diverse backgrounds in public schools located in California, Louisiana, Minnesota, and Texas.
- Twenty-eight schools participated in a third-grade through fifth-grade intervention including school food service modifications, enhanced physical education (PE), and classroom health curricula.
Twenty-eight additional schools received these components plus family education.
Main Outcome Measures
- At the school level, the two primary end points were changes in the fat content of food service lunch offerings and the amount of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in the PE programs.
At the level of the individual student, serum cholesterol change was the primary end point and was used for power calculations for the study.
Individual level secondary end points included psychosocial factors, recall measures of eating and physical activity patterns, and other physiologic measures.
- In intervention school lunches, the percentage of energy...
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Régime alimentaire, Santé publique, Prévention, Enfant, Adolescent, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cardiovascular disease, Diet, Prevention, Child, Adolescent, Human
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Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 199608.