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dc.contributor.authorNobles, J.
dc.contributor.authorGriffiths, C.
dc.contributor.authorPringle, Andy
dc.contributor.authorGately, P.
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-24T14:57:21Z
dc.date.available2020-07-24T14:57:21Z
dc.date.issued2017-09-01
dc.identifier.citationNobles, J., Griffiths, C., Pringle, A. and Gately, P., (2017). 'Why consistent completion criterion are required in childhood weight management programmes'. Public Health, 152, pp. 79-85.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0033-3506
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.puhe.2017.07.025
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/625057
dc.description.abstractCurrent research in the field of childhood weight management (WM) effectiveness is hampered by inconsistent terminology and criterion for WM programme completion, alongside other engagement-related concepts (e.g. adherence, dropout and attrition). Evidence reviews are not able to determine conclusive intervention effectiveness because of this issue. This study aims to quantify how various completion criterion impacts upon on: 1) the percentage of WM completers; 2) the standardised body mass index (BMI SDS) reduction; and 3) the predictors of WM completion. A methodological, sensitivity analysis to examine how differential completion criterion affect programme outcomes and predictors. Secondary data of 2948 children were used. All children attended a MoreLife WM programme between 2009 and 2014. The completion criterion was incrementally adjusted by 10% (i.e. completer attends 10%, 20%, 30%... of sessions) for research aims 1–2, with the percentage of completers and change in BMI SDS calculated at each increment. For aim 3, the stability (strength, direction and significance) of the predictors were examined when using the completion criterion of four alternative studies against our previous study (completion ≥70% attendance). The volume of programme completers decreased in a linear manner as the completion criterion became more stringent (i.e. 70–100% attendance). The change in BMI SDS conversely became incrementally greater. The strength, direction and significance of the predictors was highly dependent on the completion criterion; the odds ratio varied by 24.2% across a single predictor variable (delivery period). The degree of change is evidenced in the paper. Inconsistent completion criterion greatly limits the synthesis of programme effectiveness and explains some of the inconsistency in the predictors of engagement. Standardised criterion for engagement-related terminology are called for.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevier BVen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0033350617302639?via%3Dihub#!en_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://eprints.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/3954/en_US
dc.rights© 2017 The Royal Society for Public Health. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
dc.rights.urihttps://www.elsevier.com/tdm/userlicense/1.0/
dc.subjectEngagement, Completion, Standardised reporting, Health improvement programmesen_US
dc.titleWhy consistent completion criterion are required in childhood weight management programmesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentLeeds Beckett Universityen_US
dc.identifier.journalPublic Healthen_US
dc.identifier.piiS0033350617302639
dc.source.journaltitlePublic Health
dc.source.volume152
dc.source.beginpage79
dc.source.endpage85
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-07-25
dc.author.detail787106en_US


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