Effectiveness Of Social Ecological Approach

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The obesity has become the main public health concern that can lead to severe illness such as heart failure and diabetic (Simon, et al., 2014). Therefore, prevention of obesity has always been discussed in the public health field, especially reducing the weight gain in adolescents as a high risk population of obesity (Simon, et al., 2014). Principal prevention strategies have to be effective since difficulties is elevated once the obesity occurred. Physical activities (PA) as well as limiting sedentary behavior (SB) in adolescents are the fundamental components in overcoming the obesity as these two elements are effective to be applied to adolescents along with social-ecological approach (Simon, et al., 2014). Some studies have shown that physical activities and limiting sedentary approach are proven to reduce obesity, however, limitation of the long-term follow-up has been an obstacle to determine the sustainability of these two actions (Simon, et al., 2014). This study aims to determine the effectiveness of social ecological approach in physical activity and limiting sedentary behavior after 30 months after the intervention cessation (Simon, et al., 2014).
The study is a continuation of research that has been conducted in 2002 by researchers, where social ecological theories were used to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behavior in adolescents (Simon, et al., 2014). Intervention Centered on Adolescents ' Physical activity and Sedentary behavior (ICAPS) was…
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