Qualitative evaluation of the Jump2Health™ website for parents of preschool children shows behavior changes

Ashlee L. Taylor, Debra B. Reed, Malinda J. Colwell

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Abstract

Few interventions have been shown to be successful in reducing child obesity, due in part to the challenges in reaching parents. Web-based nutrition intervention is becoming more feasible due to technology advancements and accessibility across income groups. However, studies on the effectiveness and acceptability of web-based interventions to teach parents about healthy behaviors are needed. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the Jump2Health™ Website intervention using qualitative interview methodology. A follow-up phone interview was conducted with 13 participants, approximately 1-to 2-month-postintervention. Participants reported making desired behavior changes in targeted areas and also considered the Website an effective learning method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-50
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Quarterly of Community Health Education
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Childhood obesity
  • Nutrition education
  • Preschool parents
  • Web based

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