Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 55, Issue 8, pp 1419–1429 | Cite as

Physio-psychosocial and Metabolic Parameters of Obese Adolescents: Health-Promoting Lifestyle Education of Obesity Management

  • Fadime Üstüner TopEmail author
  • Barış Kaya
  • Banu Tepe
  • Esin Avci
Original Paper


The aim of the study was to determine the effect of health-promoting lifestyle education on the physio-psychosocial and metabolic parameters of obese adolescents. This quasi-experimental study was conducted at a city center in Turkey through a pretest and a post-test (n = 73). Following the collection of the first assessment data from the study and control groups, an 8-week education program was applied to students in the study group. The study found that the BMI values and obesity-related risk factors of study group decreased, the means of the self-esteem scale and total ALS and sub-scale scores increased, and the pretest and post-test inter-group difference was significant (p < 0.05). The study found a decrease in cholesterol, LDL, Hb1Ac and Triglyceride levels in the study group and an increase in HDL levels. The study concluded that health-promoting lifestyle education for obese adolescents contributed to improving their physio-psychosocial and metabolic parameters.


Obesity Physio-psychosocial parameters Metabolic parameters Health promotion Management 



The authors would like to thank all the parents who participated in the study.


This research was supported by Giresun University Scientific Research Projects coordination (SAĞ-BAP-A-160317-76).

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest.

Ethical Approval

Ethics Committee consent (KAEK 2017/01) received to perform the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Child Health and Disease Nursing, Faculty of Health SciencesGiresun UniversityGiresunTurkey
  2. 2.Public Health Department, Faculty of Health SciencesGiresun UniversityGiresunTurkey
  3. 3.Vocational School of Health ServicesGiresun UniversityGiresunTurkey
  4. 4.Department of Statistics, Faculty of Art and ScienceGiresun UniversityGiresunTurkey

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