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  1. CATCH: process evaluation of environmental factors and programs.

    Article - En anglais

    The Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health (CATCH) is a multicenter trial designed to test the effectiveness of school and family-based cardiovascular health promotion for preadolescents.

    CATCH interventions target multiple cardiovascular health behaviors such as dietary intake of fat and sodium, physical activity, and tobacco use.

    Evaluation includes physiological, psychosocial, behavioral, and process measures.

    An important aspect of the process evaluation is the assessment of environmental factors and « secular events » in both intervention and control schools that may affect outcomes independently of the CATCH interventions.

    With such information, CATCH investigators are able to isolate the impact of the CATCH intervention from competing (nonCATCH) factors as well as « track » proximal (i.e., immediate and short term) changes related to the intervention that may in turn lead to « distal » (long-term) behavior change.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Programme sanitaire, Prévention, Milieu scolaire, Enfant, Appareil circulatoire, Facteur risque, Etude multicentrique, Evaluation, Méthode étude, Tabagisme, Alimentation, Questionnaire, Etats Unis, Etude CATCH, Promotion santé, Homme, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sanitary program, Prevention, School environment, Child, Circulatory system, Risk factor, Multicenter study, Evaluation, Investigation method, Tobacco smoking, Feeding, Questionnaire, United States, Health promotion, Human, North America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0124105

    Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 199406.