Effects of the Preschool-Based Family-Involving DAGIS Intervention Program on Children's Energy Balance-Related Behaviors and Self-Regulation Skills : A Clustered Randomized Controlled Trial

Show full item record



Permalink

http://hdl.handle.net/10138/321198

Citation

Ray , C , Figuereido , R , Vepsäläinen , H , Lehto , R , Pajulahti , R , Skaffari , E , Sainio , T , Hiltunen , P , Lehto , E , Korkalo , L , Sääksjärvi , K , Sajaniemi , N , Erkkola , M & Roos , E 2020 , ' Effects of the Preschool-Based Family-Involving DAGIS Intervention Program on Children's Energy Balance-Related Behaviors and Self-Regulation Skills : A Clustered Randomized Controlled Trial ' , Nutrients , vol. 12 , no. 9 , 2599 . https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12092599

Title: Effects of the Preschool-Based Family-Involving DAGIS Intervention Program on Children's Energy Balance-Related Behaviors and Self-Regulation Skills : A Clustered Randomized Controlled Trial
Author: Ray, Carola; Figuereido, Rejane; Vepsäläinen, Henna; Lehto, Reetta; Pajulahti, Riikka; Skaffari, Essi; Sainio, Taina; Hiltunen, Pauliina; Lehto, Elviira; Korkalo, Liisa; Sääksjärvi, Katri; Sajaniemi, Nina; Erkkola, Maijaliisa; Roos, Eva
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Food and Nutrition
University of Helsinki, Faculty of Medicine
University of Helsinki, Department of Food and Nutrition
University of Helsinki, Department of Food and Nutrition
University of Helsinki, Department of Food and Nutrition
University of Helsinki, Department of Food and Nutrition
University of Helsinki, Department of Education
University of Helsinki, Department of Food and Nutrition
University of Helsinki, Department of Education
University of Helsinki, Department of Food and Nutrition
University of Helsinki, Department of Education
University of Helsinki, Doctoral Programme in School, Education, Society, and Culture
University of Helsinki, Teachers' Academy
University of Helsinki, Clinicum
Date: 2020-09
Language: eng
Number of pages: 18
Belongs to series: Nutrients
ISSN: 2072-6643
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/321198
Abstract: The study examines the effects of a preschool-based family-involving multicomponent intervention on children's energy balance-related behaviors (EBRBs) such as food consumption, screen time and physical activity (PA), and self-regulation (SR) skills, and whether the intervention effects differed among children with low or high parental educational level (PEL) backgrounds. The Increased Health and Wellbeing in Preschools (DAGIS) intervention was conducted as a clustered randomized controlled trial, clustered at preschool level, over five months in 2017-2018. Altogether, 802 children aged 3-6 years in age participated. Parents reported children's consumption of sugary everyday foods and beverages, sugary treats, fruits, and vegetables by a food frequency questionnaire, and screen time by a 7-day diary. Physical activity was assessed by a hip-worn accelerometer. Cognitive and emotional SR was reported in a questionnaire by parents. General linear mixed models with and without repeated measures were used as statistical methods. At follow-up, no differences were detected in EBRBs or SR skills between the intervention and control group, nor did differences emerge in children's EBRBs between the intervention and the control groups when stratified by PEL. The improvement in cognitive SR skills among low PEL intervention children differed from low PEL control children, the significance being borderline. The DAGIS multicomponent intervention did not significantly affect children's EBRBs or SR. Further sub-analyses and a comprehensive process evaluation may shed light on the non-significant findings.
Subject: energy balance-related behaviors
self-regulation skills
preschoolers
children
randomized controlled trial
intervention effects
parental educational level
intervention mapping
multicomponent intervention
PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY
OBESITY
HEALTH
RISK
3143 Nutrition
Rights:


Files in this item

Total number of downloads: Loading...

Files Size Format View
nutrients_12_02599_v2.pdf 2.765Mb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record