Can an online health education program modify multiple lifestyle risk behaviours for high school students?
Apr 14, 2023
A research report has been recently published in The Lancet Digital Health journal titled “Health4Life eHealth intervention to modify multiple risk behaviours among adolescent students in Australia: A cluster-randomised controlled trial.” The research project involved enrolling 71 schools with 6640 eligible students into either a control or intervention arm of the study. Those in the intervention group received the Health4Life program - a 6 module, web-based education program targeting alcohol, tobacco, screen time, physical activity, poor diet and sleep. The control group received education as usual. Students were followed up for 2 years afterwards to see if the intervention had an effect. The authors found that there was no difference between the intervention and control group, indicating that the intervention was unsuccessful at modifying these health behaviours.
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