Impact of a comprehensive multi-component health literacy module on dietary and physical activity patterns of adolescents studying in schools of Delhi, India

Tina Rawal

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Abstract

The school environment has the potential to impact Non-Communicable Disease-related behavioural change in children and adolescents. Interventions to advance health literacy in children can encourage healthy eating and have long-term implications later in adulthood. Positive feedback from the participants in the formative study suggests that interactive modules including a short film and follow-up interactive activities can be effective in promoting a healthy lifestyle among children and adolescents in schools. Further evaluation of the intervention using a cluster RCT was useful to assess its effectiveness on knowledge and behaviours related to diet and physical activity of school-going adolescents. The findings indicated a positive effect of the intervention on diet and physical activity-related changes in the expected direction.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • van Schayck, Constant, Supervisor
  • Muris, Jean, Supervisor
  • Arora, Monika, Co-Supervisor, External person
  • Tandon, Nikhil, Co-Supervisor, External person
Award date15 Mar 2023
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Publisher
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Overweight and Obesity
  • Dietary and physical activity knowledge and behaviours
  • School

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