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dc.contributor.authorMaon, Siti
dc.contributor.authorEdirippulige, Sisira K.
dc.contributor.authorBatch, Jennifer A.
dc.contributor.authorWare, Robert S.
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-16T23:50:58Z
dc.date.available2017-11-16T23:50:58Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.issn1838-3955
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/172374
dc.description.abstractLife style factors such as low physical activity level and poor eating practices are common contributing factors to the development of obesity and overweight in children and adolescents. The dramatic increase of obesity and overweight is demanding urgent strategies to address this problem. Evidence shows that healthy habits continue into adult life when they are established in early ages. Therefore, educating children and encouraging them to adopt healthy eating and active living practices in their childhood can be an effective strategy in preventing long term excessive weight problems. In the light of technology advancements, the use of web technology is gaining popularity in managing behavioural issues. The aim of the present paper is to describe the development process of an interactive website, which is currently being used in a research study. The research study is a randomized controlled trial with eighty participants, who are school-aged children. The study will assess the effectiveness of the website to improve the knowledge and understanding of the participants in issues relating to healthy life style and their behaviour changes. A number of web components focusing on personal and social factors will be discussed.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWorld Business Institute
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.wbiaus.org/wrbr_final2.htm
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom125
dc.relation.ispartofpageto135
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalWorld Review of Business Research
dc.relation.ispartofvolume1
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied Economics not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied Economics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBanking, Finance and Investment
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode140299
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1402
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1502
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1503
dc.titleDevelopment of an Interactive Web Intervention to Promote Healthy Lifestyles among Children and Adolescents
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.griffith.authorWare, Robert


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