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A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Text Message Intervention on Prevention and Management of Obesity among Adolescents


Beautily. V | Thilagavathi N | Astheetha S



Beautily. V | Thilagavathi N | Astheetha S "A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Text Message Intervention on Prevention and Management of Obesity among Adolescents" Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-6 | Issue-7, December 2022, pp.1079-1084, URL: https://www.ijtsrd.com/papers/ijtsrd52567.pdf

Background: Obesity is perhaps the most prevalent form of malnutrition. As a chronic disease, prevalent in both developed and developing countries, and affecting the children as well as adults, it is now so common that is replacing the more traditional public health concerns including malnutrition. It is one of the most significant contributors to ill health. For industrialized countries, it has been suggested that such increase in body weight have been caused primarily by reduced levels of physical activity, rather than by changes in food intake or by other factors. Methods: A quantitative experimental research was conducted among 60 obese adults. Clients meeting these inclusion criteria were divided into two groups of 30 members in each group. Out of 60 sample, 30 sample in experimental group and 30 sample in control group. A purposive sampling technique was used to select the samples. The purpose of the study was explained to the samples and written informed consent was obtained from them. The demographic graphic variables and clinical variables were collected by multiple choice questionnaire. Body Mass Index (BMI) for Pre-test assessment was assessed in the 1st day of data collection both in the experimental group and control group. The Body Mass Index (BMI) level was assessed by measuring as the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in metres (kg/m2). The text message intervention with motivational messages, exercise, foods to be taken and foods to be avoided was sent to the experimental group twice daily, for 14 days. The control group followed regular routine. The post-test was conducted in control group and experimental group on the 14th day after text message intervention. Collected data were analysed by descriptive and inferential statistics. Result: The result in the post-test between the experimental and control group was found to be statistically significant at p<0.001 level, this clearly infers that text message intervention for prevention and management of obesity among adolescents in the experimental group was found to be effective than the adolescents with obesity in control group who follow regular activities and lifestyle habits.

Obesity, Text message intervention, Adolescents, Body Mass Index (BMI)


IJTSRD52567
Volume-6 | Issue-7, December 2022
1079-1084
IJTSRD | www.ijtsrd.com | E-ISSN 2456-6470
Copyright © 2019 by author(s) and International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development Journal. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0) (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)

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