HALO Director Dr. Mark Tremblay was part of a group who just published a paper titled â€śExploring parentsâ€™ message receipt and message enactment of the worldâ€™s first integrated movement behaviour guidelines for children and youthâ€ť in theÂ Journal of Health Communication.
In this prospective randomized experiment, parents (n= 162) were randomized to read integrated, segregated, or control guidelines and complete pre, post, and 2-week follow-up surveys. Repeated measures ANOVAs revealed significantly higher message enactment outcomes among participants in the integrated guidelines group (p< .05). Message receipt and enactment outcomes were significantly correlated (r> .171, p< .05).
These findings highlight that parentsâ€™ initial receipt of a message is important for subsequent behaviour change in a youth movement behaviour context. Furthermore, the integrated guidelines strategy may have an advantage in promoting guideline update and should continue to be explored.
Citation: Tennant EM, Tremblay MS, Faulkner G, Gainforth HL, Latimer-Cheung AE. Exploring Parents’ Message Receipt and Message Enactment of the World’s First Integrated Movement Behaviour Guidelines for Children and Youth. J Health Commun. 2019 Oct 12:1-11.