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dc.contributor.authorPenalvo, Jose L 
dc.contributor.authorSotos-Prieto, Mercedes 
dc.contributor.authorSantos-Beneit, Gloria 
dc.contributor.authorPocock, Stuart
dc.contributor.authorRedondo, Juliana 
dc.contributor.authorFuster, Valentin
dc.identifier.citationBMC Public Health. 2013; 13(1):1208es_ES
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Unhealthy lifestyles contribute to the development of cardiovascular risk factors, whose incidence is increasing among children and adolescents. The Program SI! is a long-term, multi-target behavioral intervention to promote healthy lifestyle habits in children through the school environment. The objective of the study is to evaluate the efficacy of this intervention in its first phase, preschoolers. METHODS: Cluster-randomized controlled trial in public schools in the city of Madrid, Spain. A total 24 schools, including 2062 children (3-5 years), 1949 families, and 125 teachers participated in the study. Schools were assigned to their usual school curriculum or to engage in an additional multi-component intervention (Program SI!). The primary outcome of this trial is 1-school year changes from baseline in scores for children's knowledge, attitudes and habits (KAH). Secondary outcomes are 1-school year changes from baseline in scores for knowledge, attitudes, and habits among parents, teachers, and the school environment. RESULTS: After 1-school year, our results indicate that the Program SI! intervention increases children's KAH scores, both overall (3.45, 95% CI, 1.84-5.05) and component-specific (Diet: 0.93, 95% CI, 0.12-1.75; Physical activity: 1.93, 95% CI, 1.17-2.69; Human body: 0.65, 95% CI, 0.07-1.24) score. CONCLUSIONS: The Program SI! is demonstrated as an effective and feasible strategy for increasing knowledge and improving lifestyle attitudes and habits among very young children. TRIAL REGISTRATION: NCT01579708, Evaluation of the Program SI! for Preschool Education: A School-Based Randomized Controlled Trial (Preschool-SI!).es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work is supported by the research grant FIS-PI11/01885 (Fondo de Investigación Sanitaria del Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid).es_ES
dc.publisherBioMed Central (BMC) es_ES
dc.subject.meshChild Behavior es_ES
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschool es_ES
dc.subject.meshCluster Analysis es_ES
dc.subject.meshFeasibility Studies es_ES
dc.subject.meshHealth Behavior es_ES
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice es_ES
dc.subject.meshHealth Promotion es_ES
dc.subject.meshHumans es_ES
dc.subject.meshProgram Evaluation es_ES
dc.subject.meshSchool Health Services es_ES
dc.subject.meshSocial Environment es_ES
dc.subject.meshSpain es_ES
dc.subject.meshLife Style es_ES
dc.titleThe Program SI! intervention for enhancing a healthy lifestyle in preschoolers: first results from a cluster randomized triales_ES
dc.typejournal articlees_ES
dc.rights.licenseAtribución 4.0 Internacional*
dc.contributor.funderInstituto de Salud Carlos III 
dc.identifier.journalBMC public healthes_ES
dc.repisalud.orgCNICCNIC::Grupos de investigación::Antiguos CNICes_ES
dc.repisalud.orgCNICCNIC::Grupos de investigación::Imagen Cardiovascular y Estudios Poblacionaleses_ES
dc.repisalud.orgCNICCNIC::Administración::Gestión científicaes_ES
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