DOI: 10.14704/nq.2017.15.4.1147

Effects of a Training Program on Lifestyle Modification for Adolescents Identified with Overweight

Wenbo Song


The effectiveness of a 4-session, a training program intervention in improving lifestyle in adolescents was evaluated. Participants were 39 adolescents identified with overweight. Participants were randomly assigned to a training or a control group. Response to the program was found to be dependent on baseline levels of overweight. Only adolescents with high overweight showed a significant increase in perceived efficient lifestyle. The findings show that a rather short training program of 4 sessions can protect adolescents with overweight from an increase in perceived inefficient lifestyle during the public health concern.


lifestyle, adolescents, overweight, group discussion

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