100%(4)4 out of 4 people found this document helpful
This preview shows page 8 - 11 out of 12 pages.
relationship between movement and acceleration were strong, therefore concluding Actiheart was technically reliable and valid (Adab et al., 2015). An instrument with strong reliability demonstrates consistency in the participant scores obtained, resulting in less measurement error (Gray et al., 2017). InterventionUsing the Medical Research Council framework for complex intervention will be used.Interventions will include healthy diet and physical activity over the course of three months. In school activities, will be increased by involving students in local interactive programs. Parents and students will be offered education tools on preparing healthy meals and at home workout activities.
9CHILDHOOD OBESITY Data Collection One method of data collection would be in a form of a questionnaire. Before data is collected,informed consent from the parent and assent for the participant will be obtained. Assent is theagreement of the child to participate in the research (Gray et al., 2017). Questionnaires will beavailable at the school or mailed to the participating parents for completion. The students dateof birth, gender, ethnicity and residence would be obtained from the parents via thequestionnaire. The questionnaires will be conducted by trained staff. It will assess the child’sand parent’s demographics, dietary, sedentary, physical and sleep habits, home environment,proximity to fast food restaurants, family cooking habits and extracurricular activities.Methodology Data AnalysisIn data analysis, the researcher may ask additional questions in the interview to confirm or disconfirm an initial interpretation of the data (Gray, Grove, & Sutherland, 2017). It is important for the researcher’s interpretation of the participants actions to be understood by the readers and consumers. Data analysis may collect qualitative and quantitative information. Initially, an informed consent will be obtained from the guardian. Obtaining an informed consent to conduct a research, is essential in the United States (Gray et al., 2017). Secondly and most importantly, an assent must be signed by the minor. An assent means the underaged participant agrees to the research (Gray et al., 2017). Once all parties are in an agreement a questionnaire will be completed by the participants. The participants will be selected through convenience sampling. Parents will be asked to confirm the child’s and parent’s demographics, dietary, sedentary, physical and sleep habits, home environment, proximity to fast food
10CHILDHOOD OBESITY restaurants, family cooking habits and extracurricular activities. Gender, date of birth, weight and race will be variables assessed in the questionnaire. Trained staff will collect weight and body mass index (BMI) as a guide. The ttest will compare the BMI of an experimental diet to a controlled diet. The researcher may note the BMI of the participant on the experimental diet had a decrease of 5 pounds compared to the controlled group decrease of only 3 pounds. Researchers typically