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Integrated prevention program of obesity and eating disorders: a pilot study, randomized trial comparing the effects of the 'new moves' applied to public schools of São Paulo

Grant number: 12/16952-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2013
Effective date (End): April 30, 2016
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Collective Health - Public Health
Principal Investigator:Angélica de Medeiros Claudino
Grantee:Karin Louise Lenz Dunker
Home Institution: Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus São Paulo. São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Obesity and eating disorders are considered public health problems that have financial and personal lifelong costs. Individual, environmental and behavioral factors are common to both frames and can be worked in an integrated approach. Objectives: To adapt and evaluate the effects of an integrated program "New Moves" on variables related to obesity and eating disorders. Methods: Participants will be 12-14 years girls of public schools randomized into experimental and control group. Measures of program involve its effects on body dissatisfaction, physical activity, food behavior, dietary pattern, use of unhealthy methods to control weight and influence of media on issues related to body and food, as well as acceptance of the program by the students, families and teachers and school coordinators. Dynamics and questionnaires from the original program "New Moves" will be translated and adapted to portuguese (in collaboration with the authors of the program). This will be supplemented with measures already used in Brazil, among them:3 day Physical Activity Recall, 24h food recall, the body image questionnaire (BSQ) and the Rosenberg self-esteem scale. Data will be collected at the beginning, at the end of the program and following four months after its completion. Comparisons will be made on several variables of interest between different times and between the two interest groups. To this end, the statistical technique used will be analysis of variance (ANOVA) with repeated measures. Expected results: it is expected that the program will have positive effect on outcomes with reduction in body dissatisfaction and inadequate methods of weight control and increased physical activity and improvement in dietary pattern and food behavior. Findings will be important to discuss effects that integrated prevention strategies can bring at medium term in adolescent health. (AU)

Scientific publications (4)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
TAINÁ J. GUIMARÃES; ALESSANDRA PEREZ; KARIN L. L. DUNKER. Impacto de práticas parentais de peso e dieta na imagem corporal de adolescentes do sexo feminino. Jornal Brasileiro de Psiquiatria, v. 69, n. 1, p. 31-37, Jan. 2020.
KARIN LOUISE LENZ DUNKER; MARLE DOS SANTOS ALVARENGA; ANGÉLICA MEDEIROS CLAUDINO. Prevenção de transtornos alimentares e obesidade: relato de experiência da implementação do programa New Moves. Saúde debate, v. 42, n. 116, p. -, Mar. 2018.
LENZ DUNKER, KARIN LOUISE; CLAUDINO, ANGELICA MEDEIROS. Preventing weight-related problems among adolescent girls: A cluster randomized trial comparing the Brazilian `New Moves' program versus observation. OBESITY RESEARCH & CLINICAL PRACTICE, v. 12, n. 1, p. 102-115, JAN-FEB 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.
LENZ DUNKER, KARIN LOUISE; CLAUDINO, ANGELICA MEDEIROS. Validity and Reliability of the Brazilian Version of the Weight Control Behaviors Scale. JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, v. 189, p. 143+, OCT 2017. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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