ARTÍCULO

Social and emotional competence as key element to improve healthy lifestyles in children: a randomized controlled trial

Autores: Bermejo Martins, Elena; Mujika Zabaleta, Agurtzane (Autor de correspondencia); Iriarte Roteta, Andrea; Pumar Méndez, María Jesús; Belintxon Martín, Maider; Ruiz Zaldíbar, Cayetana; López de Dicastillo Sáinz de Murieta, Olga
Título de la revista: JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING
ISSN: 0309-2402
Volumen: 75
Número: 8
Páginas: 1764 - 1781
Fecha de publicación: 2019
Lugar: WOS
Resumen:
Aim To show the results of an exploratory trial based on social and emotional learning to promote healthy lifestyles in 5-6 aged children. Design A randomized controlled trial. Method The study was conducted from 2015-2016. Thirty-seven children were allocated to the intervention group (N = 19) and control group (N = 18). A multi-method and multi-component evaluation approach was used to capture the preliminary efficacy, acceptability, and feasibility of the programme. Repeat measures ANOVA followed by an ANCOVA tests were applied for the inferential analysis and for qualitative data, a content analysis was used. Results Positive effects on emotional perception and resilience were found in children's intervention group. Children and families showed high programme's acceptability and a wide range of barriers and facilitators were identified during the implementation process. Conclusion Predicted mechanisms to improve healthy lifestyles in children throughout social and emotional competence seem to be supported by some of the study's results. However more research is needed to replicate such results and confirm these mechanisms. ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02975544.